Derby Classes 2019/20

The History Jar is pleased to announce a new venue for its classes.  St Mary’s Parish Centre, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX

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St Mary’s Parish Centre is sited between Darley Lane and Arthur Street, overlooking the Derby inner ring road (A 601 – St Alkmund’s Way) though it cannot be reached directly from the ring road.  Please follow the link for exact directions:

It has the advantage of a car park and is not too far from the town centre.



1066- The Bayeux Tapestry and beyond.

7 weeks commencing Tuesday 1st October  2019 10am-12pm.

Half term week Tuesday 29th October.

Bayeux TapestryEveryone knows the story of the Norman Conquest but there’s much more to the tale than meets the eye.

  • The impact of the Danish Conquest in 1016 on the politics of 1066.
  • The role of Emma, England’s twice queen.
  • Norman connections with England before 1066
  • The mystery of Aelfgyva and the story of the women in the Bayeux Tapestry.
  • Earl Godwin’s family
  • The conquest told by the Bayeux tapestry and its borders.
  • The role of William’s wife, religion and the Pope.
  • Resistance to the Normans- Wild Edric, Hereward the Wake and the Harrying of the North.
  • Earls Morcar and Edwin.
  • Impact on architecture, language and society.

1066- The Bayeux Tapestry and beyond. 7 weeks commencing Tuesday 1st October 2019. 10am-12pm

An overview of the Norman Conquest and its immediate aftermath. St Mary's Parish Centre Derby.