Bradgate House: A Complex of Buildings
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019, 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Melton Carnegie Museum
All welcome – Admission £5.
Doors open 7.00 pm – Talk begins 7.30 pm.
Limited places available – please book early to avoid disappointment.
Telephone 0116 305 3860 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats.
The fifth and final Season of the Bradgate Project, which took place during the
"summer" of 2019 has had a significant impact on the story of Bradgate and its
associations with Lady Jane Grey, the famous "Queen for Nine Days" who was executed
in 1553. Focusing primarily on Bradgate House, but also investigating the reputed village
to the east of the House, the excavation results point to the fact that the Bradgate ruins
were not the first buildings to occupy the site. The structure we know today as Bradgate
House probably dates to around the turn of the 17th century. It is very likely that the
buildings that Lady Jane Grey knew as a child are those which the project has identified
as lying buried beneath the current ruins. Prof. Richard Thomas, Project Co-Director will
bring us up to date with this year's excavations and give us an overview of the whole of
this outstanding archaeological project.