Join over 40 of the country’s top dealers in Coins, Medals, Antiquities, Banknotes & Tokens at the ANNUAL

Bloomsbury Coin Fair

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA OUTBREAK

Lecture Schedule 17th April 2020 - Sponsored by YNS

This year we have arranged a lecturer which will be of interest to a wide audience, whether you are a seasoned pro or haven't bought your first coin yet, attending this lecture will be sure to delight. You don't have to know anything about coins or history to come along, this could be the start of a wonderful hobby or lifetime passion! 

We are excited to announce that Guy will be joining us at the Harrogate Coin Fair to give one of his famous lectures, some will remember him from Channel 4's 'Time Team' others will know him from his many wonderful publications and the lucky few will have heard him speak before. He's travelled worldwide to lecture and regularly people drive hundreds of miles to attend his lectures. Well worth the effort if you can be at the Old Swan hotel on the 17th April 2020!  



Guy de la Bédoyère MA FSA 

What Did The Romans Really Do For Britain?  Friday 3:00pm FREE Admission 


What did the Romans really do for Britain? looks at the truth behind the myth that being part of the Roman Empire transformed Britain. Although the Romans brought all sorts of aspects of their civilization to Britain, whether metalled roads, aqueducts, classical-style coinage, and literacy (among many others), the remarkable fact is that most of these disappeared once Roman occupation ceased. Even pottery manufacture seems to have stopped. Although Roman culture plays a huge part in modern society, much of that influence had to return to Britain at much later dates, for example under the Normans. Even the very notion of Britannia, the famous seated figure of the island province, vanished and did not reappear until the coinage of Charles II. His reign was also the time when the first classical-style coinage was produced in Britain since antiquity. This intriguing lecture picks out what did survive from Roman times, what disappeared, and what returned in later times.

 

Guy de la Bédoyère MA FSA 

 

Guy de la Bédoyère is a historian and archaeologist well-known for his frequent appearances on Channel 4’s Time Team and his numerous books on Roman history and other topics for Thames and Hudson, Yale University Press and other publishers. Guy has degrees in Archaeology and History from the universities of Durham and London, worked for many years in the BBC, and is an elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. His special interests are Roman Britain, the history of the Roman Empire, Roman coinage, and the diarists Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, though he also keeps a small collection of vintage motorcycles on the road. He taught History and Classical Civilization at a girls’ grammar school. Guy, who is an accredited Arts Society lecturer, has spoken to societies in Britain, the BBC History Magazine Weekends, the Gloucester History Festival, and also in Western Australia. He has just completed a lecture tour of New Zealand.




---THE NEXT HARROGATE COIN FAIR IS ON THE 23RD & 24TH APRIL 2021 -------------------------------------THE NEXT HARROGATE COIN FAIR IS ON THE 23RD & 24TH APRIL 2021 -------------------------------------THE NEXT HARROGATE COIN FAIR IS ON THE 23RD & 24TH APRIL 2021 -------------------------------------THE NEXT HARROGATE COIN FAIR IS ON THE 23RD & 24TH APRIL 2021 -------------------------------------THE NEXT HARROGATE COIN FAIR IS ON THE 23RD & 24TH APRIL 2021 -------------------------------------THE NEXT HARROGATE COIN FAIR IS ON THE 23RD & 24TH APRIL 2021 -------------------------------------THE NEXT HARROGATE COIN FAIR IS ON THE 23RD & 24TH APRIL 2021 -------------------------------------THE NEXT HARROGATE COIN FAIR IS ON THE 23RD & 24TH APRIL 2021 --------------------------------------