Buried treasure: The wreck of ‘The London’

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Date / time: 22 November, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wolfson Conference Suite, Institute of Historical Research

Buried treasure: The wreck of ‘The London’

As part of the Being Human Festival 2017 and in collaboration with Historic England the Institute of Historical Research presents:Buried treasure: The wreck of ‘The London’

In 1665 The London exploded and sank off Southend, concealing herself for centuries on the estuary bed. Her wreck was found in 2005, revealing a hidden history of early modern life.

Join an immersive evening, exploring food, drink and ballads from the time of The London. Plunge beneath the waves in a virtual dive of the wreck, and see her glow in digitally mapped projection. Fill a pipe, knot rope and interact with artefacts.

Meet the archaeologists bringing The London to the surface and bringing to life the warship which carried Charles II to England during the Restoration.Speakers: Historic England (TBC)

This event is free to attend but advance registration is required.

Lecture: 18:00-19:30

This lecture will be followed by a small wine reception

Book online: http://www.history.ac.uk/events/event/13994