Bradgate House: A Complex of Buildings

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Bradgate House: A Complex of Buildings

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 meltonmuseum@leics.gov.uk 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.

Tags: Talks