Following on from his talk to BACAS last year on the Saxon period, this takes the story forward as by the time of the Norman invasion Bath had attained Royal city status with a monastery and baths famous throughout the young country of England.
After 1066 the city continued to grow with an abbey built on top of the Saxon monastery and the hot baths revived. Bath then became an important centre for the wool and cloth trade with the town granted a market charter in 1189 increasing its wealth and power.
Steve Pratt is a Bath Mayor’s Guide who has studied the history of Bath for many years specialising in the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval periods.
The talk is taking place at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN on Thursday 12th October 2023, 7.30pm, with an admission charge of £4 for members, and £5 for the general public. Pay on the door.