The Black Book of Warwick
Wednesday 6 October
Lord Leycester Hospital
Join local historian, Emma Bromley, as she talks about her research into the Black Book of Warwick, an Elizabethan manuscript of the Corporation of Warwick – now known as Warwick Town Council.
Originally intended for use as a minute book, the Black Book evolved into the personal diary of the then Town Clerk, who wrote in extraordinary detail about local disputes, the visits of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and Queen Elizabeth I in 1571 and 1572, plus the Myton Riots, and other notable occurrences in Warwick, including the shocking events surrounding the death of Warwick worthy, Thomas Oken.
The Black Book provides a fascinating contemporary account of Tudor life in the town.
Emma is an alumna of the University of Birmingham and is currently producing a new edition of the Black Book for the Dugdale Society, a local charity established for expanding historical knowledge of Warwickshire.