London Historians

London Historians' Monthly Pub Meet

A London Historians Event

We have an informal gathering of socialising on the first Wednesday of every month. From 6:30 pm. All are welcome.

Currently we meet upstairs at the Hoop and Grapes, in Farringdon.
We have about 30 attendees most months and you can come as early or late as you like, we’re always still there at Last Orders. All welcome, not just LH members.
Meetings for all of 2015 are as follows: Wed 7 January; Wed 4 February; Wed 4 March; Wed 1 April; Wed 6 May; Wed 3 June; Wed 1 July; Wed 5 August; Wed 2 September; Wed 7 October; Wed 4 November; Wed 2 December.

monthly pub meet

Monthly Supper Evening

A London Historians Event – NEW

Monday 17 August, 6 to 9 pm
Haz Restaurant (next to St Paul’s Tube Station)

New Supper Initiative: we are trying out a Supper / Drinks evening, which may develop, depending on popularity. Come along for a drink or meal, any time after 6 and before 9 p.m. LH Member Chris West will be our host and will be there at tables to the left as you go in. The place is huge, so it doesn’t matter if only a few or lots of people turn up.

Food: Varied menu- one course around £8, good 2 course inclusive £12.
Haz Restaurant.

Tour of Skinners' Hall

A London Historians Event

Monday 7 September, 11:00 – 12:30

The eighth hall in our 2015 programme of exploring The Livery. Our host is Beadle, Mervyn Bassett. We have 20 places.

The tour covers Skinners Hall and associated common rooms. During which we will cover a potted history of the Company, some of its more famous members, its role through the medieval period and how it gained its wealth. We discuss its role today and how it continues to sustain that.

Members: £9.00. Guests: £11.

More information and booking.

The London Historians Annual Lecture 2015

A London Historians Event

Wednesday 9 September 18:30 – 20:30
Barnard’s Inn Hall, Gresham College

henry V of england

Henry V and the City
presented by Professor Caroline Barron
Henry V is deservedly famous for his victory against the odds at Agincourt on the feast of St Crispin (25 October) 1415. What is less well-known is the extent to which his success on that occasion, and in his later campaigns to conquer Normandy and other parts of France, depended upon the support of the City of London. And this support was not solely financial. English kings had always had to negotiate with the City of London and, on occasion, to bring the City to heel, but Henry V developed a special relationship with the City which was original and distinctive. The king realised that victory is secured not only by success on the battlefield but by securing the support and loyalty of the ‘home front’.

This talk will aim to set Henry V’s relations with the City in the context of the ‘normal’ relations between London and the Crown, and thus attempt to assess in what ways Henry’s strategy was distinctive and successful.

LH Members (£6.50) and their guests (£11.00) only.
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Beer Street: Hogarth's House and Fuller's Brewery

A London Historians Event

Friday 18 September 2015, 11:30 – 15:30.
Old Chiswick.

hogarth beer street

We’ll walk from Turnham Green to Hogarth’s House on the A4. A tour of that early Georgian country house where the Hogarth’s lived from 1749. A quick look at the Hogarth family tomb at nearby St Nicholas churchyard. Then to Fuller, Smith and Turner (1845), still a family-run brewery, the last of London’s large brewers. We’ll have a behind-the-scenes tour and finish with ale-tasting session in the brewery’s subterranean museum.

Only 15 places. From £12.50 LH Members.
More info and to book.