WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 24, 2015 – British historian Stuart Peachey will present “Clothing of the Common People in Elizabethan and Jacobean England” at Jamestown Settlement on Tuesday, April 7. The free public lecture starts at 7 p.m.
A specialist in the English Civil War and the history of food and clothing, Mr. Peachey is director of Historical Management Associates in Bristol, England, a living-history consultancy and publisher. His lecture title is from a recently published 35-volume series based on examination of surviving garments, paintings and period documents. Mr. Peachey has been affiliated with an array of television and radio programs, including BBC’s “Tales from the Green Valley,” a 12-part series on farm life in 1620 filmed at a restored historical landscape.
Admission to the lecture is free, and advance reservations are recommended by calling (757) 253-4572 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jamestown Settlement, located at Route 31 and the Colonial Parkway (2110 Jamestown Road), is a living-history museum of 17th-century Virginia, with expansive gallery exhibits and outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, the three ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607, and a colonial fort. For more information, visit hif.ciniva.net or call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or (757) 253-4838.