02 September 2021
Online talk by Tom Fairfax for Groam House Museum. Bookings from the museum’s website. Cost £3 for Members and students; £6 for non-members
In 1222, Bishop Adam was murdered by a group of Caithness farmers in response to increasing church taxes. It is a rare case (for the medieval era) in which we have a multitude of perspectives on what happened, and as a result, we can compare and contrast the different accounts. There is an Old Norse account in the Icelandic manuscript Flateyjarbók (which Tom has recently written a translation of for the Innes Review article), a report in a letter from the Pope, an entry in the Chronicle of Melrose, an excerpt from Gesta Annalia (contained within the work of John of Fordun) and shorter accounts in a variety of other sources. Some discussion about Reinald, a Bishop of Ross, will be an entry point to the topic – which will be suitable for our location.
Tom Fairfax completed a Masters in Scottish Historical Studies at the University of St Andrews with Alex Woolf as supervisor last year, and later this year he’ll be starting his PhD at Nottingham University on kinship connections and the earldom of Orkney.more details »
02 September 2021
Exploring Ardross Heritage
Join us at Ardross Community Hall to share memories or learn about sites and heritage of the local area! We will explore what remains, what has changed and what has disappeared. Informal and lively, this course assumes no previous knowledge. Free – and includes tea and coffee. All welcome!
Please book on 077888 35466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When booking we will discuss Covid measures and any concerns you might have.
This course is funded by Historic Environment Scotland, Ardross Community Council (Beinn Tharsuinn Benefit Fund) and ARCH.more details »