CANCELLED - Locality and Region Seminar - 5 February 2019

5 February, 2019 - 17:15
IHR, Room 304

This seminar has been cancelled tonight for reasons beyond our control. We hope to reschedule soon.


We hope you will join us for the next Locality and Region seminar on Tuesday 5 February 2019.

‘Sir John Fogge and Lady Alice Haute: the culture of memory, music and books at Ashford, Kent, 1463-1512’

Dr Gill Draper

The second wife of Sir John Fogge (c.1417-1490) of Ashford, Kent, was Alice Haute, first cousin of Queen Elizabeth. Recent research has opened up not only Fogge’s founding of Ashford college in 1464 as a chantry for the war dead who were among his friends and associates, but also his re-building of Ashford church so as to include a family mausoleum and chapel. The chantry priests were accommodated in the college building which still partly survives and is adjacent to the church in the surrounding rectangular close known as The Churchyard. The existence of the choir and the surrounding close gives Ashford the air of an important urban church, perhaps even a small cathedral. This paper briefly reviews these developments and goes on to consider music-making and the Fogge’s literate culture of remembrance from testamentary provisions.


Dr Gill Draper, Associate Lecturer, University of Kent

Visiting Research Fellow, Canterbury Christ Church University

Events and Development Officer, British Association for Local History



More details about the Locality and Region Seminar including the programme for the rest of this term can found here.