The History Jar at Orange Box Young People’s Centre

Events & Festivals, Family, Talks & Poetry : Halifax

The History Jar at Orange Box Young People’s Centre

Starting 29th Nov 2018 See all Dates for this event

'History Jar' Day Schools in Halifax

Thursday 29th November 2018
10.00 am – 3.30pm
Fee: £20

The Conqueror’s women
Find out about the formidable and influential, Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror and her daughters.

It is said that William was faithful to his queen throughout their marriage but their courtship was not without its drama. Later their relationship would be tested when Matilda chose to support their rebellious eldest son Robert against his father.
The pair had nine or ten children of whom six were daughters about whom popular History knows little. One was given to the Church prior to William’s invasion of England another become the mother of King Stephen. We will explore the role of aristocratic women, including the nuns and Saxon ladies who may have embroidered the Bayeux Tapestry and investigate the scandal of Constance who may have been murdered by her own servants.


Thursday 21st March 2019
10.00am -3.30 pm
Fee: £20

Isabella of France - the She-Wolf, her husband and their lovers.
The only queen of England to order the execution of a king. Find out about the arranged marriage to the most handsome man in Europe and the consequences of his disastrous infatuations with his favourites.

Find out how Isabella turned from a loyal wife, a political mediator and mother to four children into she-wolf leading the most successful invasion of England since the conquest. We will also explore how she came to have possession of her husband’s heart – in a silver casket.

We will explore the role of Roger Mortimer, the queen’s lover and the impact of the Earl of Kent’s rebellion. We will also consider her punishment and rehabilitation at the court of her son Edward III.


Thursday 25th April 2019
10.00am -3.30 pm
Fee: £20

Joan of Kent - princess of controversy and first Princess of Wales

Find out about Joan’s childhood in the aftermath of her father’s execution for treason including her life at the court of Philippa of Hainault.

The marital escapades of the Fair Maid of Kent are documented in Froissart. We will explore medieval marriage through Joan’s clandestine relationship with Thomas Holland; her bigamous but politically strategic marriage to William Montacute and her third marriage to the Black Prince.

We will also consider Joan’s importance as the mother of the child Richard II despite her lack of official status, her reputation for piety and her popularity with the peasants.


Thursday 23rd May 2019
10.00am -3.30 pm
Fee £20

Thomas Fairfax- A Yorkshireman’s Civil War

We will explore Fairfax’s role in the Bishops’ War and the Fairfax position in the escalating dispute between King and Parliament before following his progress from Seacroft Moor to Adwalton.

We will chart Fairfax’s swift progression through the first and second civil wars from local politics to the national scene. From there we will move on to the trial of the king, regicide and the establishment of a republic. We will consider his role at Colchester and Burford.

We will explore Fairfax’s relationship with his wife Anne the key political figures of the period and also Fairfax’s literary contributions.


Email for further details and alternative methods of payment at thehistoryjar@gmail.com

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'History Jar' day schools in Halifax, held at The Orange Box Children's Centre.

Email for further details and alternative methods of payment at thehistoryjar@gmail.com
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Short Description 'History Jar' Day Schools in Halifax Thursday 29th November 2018 10.00 am – 3.30pm Fee: £20 The Conqueror’s women Find out about the formidable and influential, Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror and her daughters. It is said that William was faithful to his queen throughout their marriage but their courtship was not without its drama. Later their relationship would be tested when Matilda chose to support their rebellious eldest son Robert against his father. The pair had nine or ten children of whom six were daughters about whom popular History knows little. One was given to the Church prior to William’s invasion of England another become the mother of King Stephen. We will explore the role of aristocratic women, including the nuns and Saxon ladies who may have embroidered the Bayeux Tapestry and investigate the scandal of Constance who may have been murdered by her own servants. Thursday 21st March 2019 10.00am -3.30 pm Fee: £20 Isabella of France - the She-Wolf, her husband and their lovers. The only queen of England to order the execution of a king. Find out about the arranged marriage to the most handsome man in Europe and the consequences of his disastrous infatuations with his favourites. Find out how Isabella turned from a loyal wife, a political mediator and mother to four children into she-wolf leading the most successful invasion of England since the conquest. We will also explore how she came to have possession of her husband’s heart – in a silver casket. We will explore the role of Roger Mortimer, the queen’s lover and the impact of the Earl of Kent’s rebellion. We will also consider her punishment and rehabilitation at the court of her son Edward III. Thursday 25th April 2019 10.00am -3.30 pm Fee: £20 Joan of Kent - princess of controversy and first Princess of Wales Find out about Joan’s childhood in the aftermath of her father’s execution for treason including her life at the court of Philippa of Hainault. The marital escapades of the Fair Maid of Kent are documented in Froissart. We will explore medieval marriage through Joan’s clandestine relationship with Thomas Holland; her bigamous but politically strategic marriage to William Montacute and her third marriage to the Black Prince. We will also consider Joan’s importance as the mother of the child Richard II despite her lack of official status, her reputation for piety and her popularity with the peasants. Thursday 23rd May 2019 10.00am -3.30 pm Fee £20 Thomas Fairfax- A Yorkshireman’s Civil War We will explore Fairfax’s role in the Bishops’ War and the Fairfax position in the escalating dispute between King and Parliament before following his progress from Seacroft Moor to Adwalton. We will chart Fairfax’s swift progression through the first and second civil wars from local politics to the national scene. From there we will move on to the trial of the king, regicide and the establishment of a republic. We will consider his role at Colchester and Burford. We will explore Fairfax’s relationship with his wife Anne the key political figures of the period and also Fairfax’s literary contributions. Email for further details and alternative methods of payment at thehistoryjar@gmail.com
Type Events & Festivals, Family, Talks & Poetry
Location Halifax
Event Date 29 Nov 2018
Event End Date 23 May 2019
Event Dates 29th November 2018, 21st March 2019, 25th April 2019, 23rd May 2019
Address Orangebox Young People’s Centre, 1 Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1AF
Phone Number 01422 433200
Web Address thehistoryjar.com
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The History Jar at Orange Box Young People’s Centre

Orangebox Young People’s Centre

1 Blackledge

Halifax

HX1 1AF

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