Lancaster Castle and Northern English History: The View from the Stronghold
We will use the iconic building of Lancaster Castle to investigate how 2000 years of history has shaped the north-west of England.
Start date: October 2019 – 4 weeks
This course takes an innovative approach to exploring history, focusing on Lancaster Castle as a microcosm of broader trends. This fascinating location provides a wealth of evidence from the remains of Roman forts to its life as a prison and visitor attraction.
Lancaster Castle played a key role in medieval Anglo-Scottish warfare, was a significant location in the witchcraft trials of the seventeenth century and still has a panopticon, built to minimise warders’ workload in the period of prison reform.
Join us to uncover this castle’s vital role in northern English history over many centuries.