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The Cock-Pit of England

November 20, 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Free

The Northumbrian border was for centuries the site of conflict. This talk shows how the violence and division of past conflicts, so deeply inscribed in the landscape, were re-imagined as romantic heritage. For all the blood-and-guts of Border Ballad culture, this heritage supported dominant ideas of British history and civilisation as progressive and modernising. The Border landscape of past conflict was bound up with nationalism and the rugged uplands of Northumberland were an important basis of English patriotic feeling and national identity. But the Border landscape accommodated Scottishness too; indeed, the whole Anglo-Scottish borderland formed an arena for the construction of separate but harmoniously coexistent English and Scottish identities – identities that together sustained a capacious Britishness.

Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

In partnership with

Insights Series

Contact email address

public.lectures@ncl.ac.uk

Booking required?

No




Details

Date:
November 20
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Other

Description for print
The Northumbrian border was for centuries the site of conflict. In this lecture, entitled ‘The cock-pit of England’: violence, history and nation in Northumberland, 1750-1914, Professor Paul Readman shows how the division of past conflicts was re-imagined as romantic heritage.
Is booking required?
No
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
From the Source to the Sea
Contact email address
public.lectures@ncl.ac.uk
Event partners
Insights Series
Region
North East
City/town
Newcastle
Accessibility information
Entrance to the venue and the venue itself is accessible. An induction loop will be used. Public and accessible car parking available for £2 on campus. The venue is close to Haymarket Metro Station and bus stations.

Venue

Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Buidling, Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East NE1 7RU United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
Entrance to the venue and the venue itself is accessible. An induction loop will be used. Public and accessible car parking available for £2 on campus. The venue is close to Haymarket Metro Station and bus stations.
Phone:
0191 208 6093
Website:
http://www.ncl.ac.uk