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The Bishop's Fingers - A History of the Public House

Talks - History; Talks - General Interest; Talks - Food and Drink

Event Description

The British Public House started life as a Roman Wine Bar and dates back over 2000 years. Ale was central to the Anglo-Saxon sense of community, the place to get a drink often marked by using a bush as a sign. By 1577 it is thought that there were around 17,000 alehouses, 2000 inns, and 400 taverns in England many with really interesting names that are still with us today and can trace back their origins

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Sandy Leong

Meet The Speaker, Sandy

Sandy Leong is an historian, passionate about bringing history to life and is a lively and entertaining speaker. She has a popular series of entertaining, light hearted talks on general historical subjects. However she specialises in the Tudors, an exciting time in the country as it was changing fast; and in the Viking period, who are much more than the stereotype of raiders in horned helmets. She is an international, professional speaker, and published author.

Preparing for the Event

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