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Cait Scott and Sam Bromage – Archaeology and the Dissolution of the Monasteries
3 May, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
PhD candidates Cait Scott and Sam Bromage from the Department of Archaeology will be discussing their research on the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
The Dissolution of the Monasteries had a dramatic effect on England’s religious, social, and economic landscape. From the north to south, from urban towns to rural spaces, the disbanding of once powerful monastic houses and the transfer of their property to secular owners irrevocably changed the make-up of our society. Archaeology as a discipline provides a range of methods for exploring and contextualising this process. We will discuss two different approaches, based in our PhD research at the Department of Archaeology here at Sheffield, and the potential insights of this research in understanding the nature of the Reformation.