'A Pirate hanged at Execution Dock' (c) National Maritime Museum

Tideway Talk: Death on the Thames with Jane Sidell

05.12.2018
Fulham Palace, Bishop's Ave, Fulham, London SW6 6EA

Time: 18.30 for a 19.00 start

Price: FREE

Join our Thames Discovery Programme for the next Tideway Talk as we take a journey through the turbulent history of the River Thames, looking at life, death and ritual on the river and finding out more about how it became the final resting place for Londoners across the ages.

We’re delighted to welcome Jane Sidell, Historic England's Inspector of Ancient Monuments for London to deliver this talk. Jane’s talk will explore some of the archaeological remains of human beings found in and on the river’s edge and ask whether there is truth in the idea that the Thames has acted as an unofficial burial ground through time.

By taking a closer look at a number of skeletons and artefacts discovered along the river, she will ask whether these discoveries and the way they came to light created myths which cannot be sustained by the evidence we have, or whether the Thames truly is a place of ritual.

Doors will open at 6:30pm for a prompt 7pm start.

We’re pleased to be able to offer this lecture is free of charge thanks to support from Tideway.

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