Old Sussex map

Elizabethan Sussex

The Course

This day course gives a feel to what it was like to live in Sussex five hundred years ago. We will talk about the great houses, and the people who lived in them, and what that was like. We will look at the landscape around them, what the towns were like, and the trade and economy that supported them. We will do this by looking at copies of original documents to support the information.

The Tutor

Dr Caroline Adams has degrees in history, and landscape and regional history and a PhD from the University of Chichester on Elizabeth I’s visit to West Sussex in 1591. She is a fully qualified and registered archivist, and is a member of the Archives and Records Association. Until July 2014 she was Senior Archivist at West Sussex Record Office, and now is a freelance archivist and historian. She has written and lectured widely on local and family history, and at professional conferences, and has co-authored and edited a number of publications. She is presently researching 16th and 17th century gentry in Sussex.

Participant Information

All equipment will be provided.

Fee & Refreshments

£60 per person, including tuition, teas and coffees. The Museum café will be open for lunch or alternatively participants can bring their own packed lunch.


Sun 27 September 2020






Research & Buildings