Last Minute: To the Manor born: manorial records for local and family historians

Zoom Talk from Friends of The Keep Archives (Sussex) (FoTKA) – Wednesday 10 August, at 12:30 pm

FotKA is delighted to inform you of the Second of its programme of remote Zoom talks.

Christopher Whittick DL, MA, FSA, FRHistS will speak on – ‘To the Manor born: manorial records for local and family historians’.

Christopher read law at Worcester College, Oxford, thereafter qualifying as an archivist in 1975. He joined East Sussex Record Office in 1977, becoming eventually East Sussex County Archivist until 2019.

Christopher has a particular interest in medieval crime and administration, and in the application of archival sources to the study of standing buildings. He has had an academic career, the depth and breadth of which speaks for itself.

He has written many entries for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, and has authored, or co-authored books on East Sussex artist Eric Ravilious and many other subjects. His edition (with Ian Forrest) of the episcopal visitation of Hereford Diocese in 1397 was published by the Canterbury and York Society in 2021.

Christopher has also taught palaeography throughout England and Wales, written a palaeography training module for the University of Liverpool and has been a lecturer on the University College London archives course.

He is, or has been, associated with many societies eg a vice-president of Sussex Archaeological Society, the Board of Sussex Archaeological Collections, president of the Wealden Iron Research Group, a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Historical Society, an associate of the Artworkers’ Guild, trustee/chair of the Sussex Historic Churches Trust since 1998, and currently a Trustee of FoTKA. He was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of East Sussex in 2017.

FoTKA are again grateful to Lewes History Group Chairman, Neil Merchant who has given support and advice in the Zoom hosting of this talk. The talk will be on-line only, free of charge and last for 45 minutes, with questions afterwards. The talk

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