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Conference to reflect on history of early warfare in Kent and the South East

11 April 2012

A unique public conference looking at the history of warfare in Kent and the South East will take place at Canterbury Christ Church University from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 April 2012.

The conference coincides with the millennial anniversary of the sacking of Canterbury in 1012 by the Vikings, which led to the murder of Archbishop Ælfheah, and will focus on the involvement of Kent and the South East in warfare from the tenth to the fifteenth century.

Dr Paul Dalton, Principal Lecturer in the Department of History and American Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University, said: “The importance of Kent on the frontline of recent conflicts is well known. This conference will explore the involvement of Kent and the South East in war in a much earlier period, during which the region experienced many external attacks and internal conflicts including Viking raids and campaigns, the initial stages of the Norman Conquest, baronial and other rebellions, and the involvement of its ports in the Hundred Years War.”

The conference, which is open to everyone, will be addressed by experts from various universities from across the country and will be of particular interest to anyone keen to know more about the history of Kent and the South East and the history of war during the Middle Ages.

Tickets for this public conference are individually priced for each day: Friday 20 April £8.00; Saturday 21 April £12.00; Sunday 22 April £6.00. Delegates can also take advantage of a discount rate for tickets across the whole weekend, Friday to Sunday inclusive, for £20.00. Ticket prices include coffee and tea but do not include lunch.

To book your tickets, please contact Dr Paul Dalton, Dr Charles Insley or Dr Louise Wilkinson in the Department of History and American Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University on 01227 454700.

For more information visit: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/events/

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Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • We are the third highest university in England for student employability, with 94.3% of our recent UK graduates in employment or further study six months after graduating*.
  • Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2010 UCAS).
  • We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).
  • 2012 is the University’s Golden Jubilee, reflecting on 50 years of higher education and innovation.

*2009/10 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

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