Servants and Service

Sunday 22 April 2018


The course

During this day we will explore the world of servants from Tudor times to the era of Downton Abbey. Find out about their daily routines as well as high points of the year and expect to roll your sleeves up and have a go at some tasks yourself.

The tutor

Andy Robertshaw has spearheaded numerous archaeological investigations along the Western Front, including an archaeological project focusing on the Somme area ahead of the 2016 centenary.

He is an Honorary Lecturer at University College London and regularly acts as a consultant for the British Army on historical matters. He has also served as a Forensic Trauma specialist for the Norwegian Army. He regularly lectures in North America and Canada.

He has written numerous books, including Ghosts on the Somme, 24hr Trench and The Somme: 1 July 1916.

Participant information

Participants might wish to bring a notepad and pen. The course will partially be spent in some of our historical buildings so it is advisable to wear warm clothing that you do not mind getting dirty.

Fees and refreshments

£75 per person, including tuition, teas and coffees. Vegetarian refreshments will be provided, if you have any other dietary requirements please let us know in advance.


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