Image courtesy of The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University and Exeter Cathedral

Royalty, writing, and religion: Exeter in the age of Poldark

An immersive evening of 18th Century history, literature, and religion in Exeter Cathedral

A Research Services research event
Date18 November 2015
Time18:30 to 20:00
PlaceExeter Cathedral

Who should attend?

Anyone is welcome to attend this open event which forms part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Being Human festival.

What is the event about?

This event, held in the majestic Exeter Cathedral, will explore what life what like in Exeter during hte late 18th century; the time made popular by the TV show Poldark. The daily lives of Eighteenth Century Exonians, along with their hopes, fears, and eccentricities, will be discussed in a pair of engaging talks delivered by members of the University's English Department, followed by a historical recreation of an 18th century Exeter sermon delivered in full period costume.

Immerse yourself in the spectacle of King George III's visit to Exeter in 1789, at a time when the French Revolution threatened the monarchy in Britain and King George himself was still recovering from a bout of insanity.

Discover the local scholars and scoundrels who wrote and published books for the city's inhabitants. And experience what city folk would have heard in church each Sunday in the atmospheric setting of the Cathedral, which hosted George III during his visit.

The event includes wine and light refreshments, and a chance to explore the Cathedral. A specially written walking tour booklet will also be available free of charge, allowing you to pursue the traces left in Exeter today by this fascinating era.


Please register for this event via Eventbrite.

ProviderResearch Services
OrganizerDr Andrew Rudd

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