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Annual Conference – Sussex 1635-1665 – The Impact of the Civil Wars and Interregnum

28 September 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We very much hope that you will join us for this event. Although the venue is larger than usual, we expect there to be a lot of interest and early booking is advised.

Tea and coffee will be available from 9:30am. The conference beings at 10am.




by Andrew Foster
Andrew Foster is an ecclesiastical historian who has published widely on bishops, clergy, cathedrals, dioceses and parishes c.1540-1700.  Formerly Director of Research at the University of Chichester, he is now an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Kent and a Visiting Researcher with ‘Lincoln Unlocked’, Lincoln College, Oxford

Living in Arundel and Chichester during the Civil Wars
by Danae Tankard (Chichester) and Caroline Adams (Arundel)
Dr Danae Tankard is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Chichester, specialising in 17th-century Sussex.  She is the author of Clothing in 17th-Century Provincial England (Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019) and is now working on a study of 17th-century Chichester, examining the physical environment of the city (especially housing), its social structure, trade and government.
Dr Caroline Adams was Senior Archivist at West Sussex Record Office for twenty years.  She is now a freelance historian and consultant archivist, specialising in West Sussex during the early modern period


Religious conflict in Sussex during and after the Civil Wars
By Fiona McCall
Dr Fiona McCall lectures in history at the University of Portsmouth, and at the University of Oxford Department of Continuing Education.  She has published a book, Baal’s Priests: the Loyalist Clergy and the English Revolution, and several papers related to the experiences of loyalist clergy and their families during the English Civil War, and is working on a second book on resistance to Godly religion in the interregnum parish using Sussex quarter sessions and assize records

LUNCH – there are cafés and pubs close by or you can bring a packed lunch

Delinquency & Sequestration: The Wiston Estate, 1642-1647
By Janet Pennington
Dr Janet Pennington is an independent historian with a PhD in early-modern Sussex inn and tavern history. Her MA dissertation is about Wiston House. Janet was archivist at Lancing College, and taught palaeography and local history for Sussex University’s CCE. She enjoys applying documents to landscape and buildings, as well as giving illustrated talks around the county. www.sussexhistorytalks.co.uk


‘The Last Act’: Charles II’s flight through Sussex after Worcester fight
By John Sutton
John Sutton is a retired university history lecturer. He was the author of the Anglia TV series ‘A War in the Kingdom’, devoted to the role of eastern England in the two civil wars of 1642-46 and 1648. He also wrote ten entries for the new Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Perhaps he is chiefly renowned for his re-trial of Charles I in the Mumford Theatre, Cambridge in January 1999.


Tickets:  Members £20,  non-members £25, full-time students £8 (evidence of eligibility required).

To book yourself a place, please print this booking form.

Please note, we do not issue tickets or receipts for booking slips received.



SPECIAL OFFER: for new members joining at this event, annual membership is available at the reduced price of £15 (normally £18), and the first year’s membership will run for 15 months rather than 12. 


28 September 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Council House
North Street
Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1LQ United Kingdom
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01243 788502