Lewes Priory: Its Wealth and Influence.
Graham Mayhew will be speaking on ‘Lewes Priory: Its Wealth & Influence’. His illustrated talk will encompass the impact of this huge medieval institution on Lewes itself, but also its wider influence on national and international affairs. Graham, one of the best known and most distinguished Sussex historians, has been researching the history of Lewes Priory for many years, and has uncovered a remarkable amount of information about its influence at all levels, including the highest levels, in medieval England. Graham is of course himself part of Lewes’s history. Both he and his father were distinguished local councillors, and both served as mayor, back in the days when Lewes was a Labour-run town.
Venue: The new King’s Church building on Brooks Road, Lewes. (Between Tesco car park and Homebase)
See the Meetings page for a list of forthcoming monthly talks organised by the Lewes History Group.