The Collection will be host to a special talk surrounding the intriguing history of the Knights Templar this month, as part of the Festival of British Archaeology.
The lecture, Knights Templar in Medieval Lincolnshire: illustrated by Eran Bauer will be in the Lincoln museum on July 20. The Knights Templar are believed to have many links with Lincolnshire, especially at the significant historical site at Temple Bruer (pictured).
The temple, situated near Navenby, just outside the city, would have been the centre of the Knight’s activities, and holds a lot of interesting knowledge about the Knights Templar. As well as the talk, The Collection will have a mannequin in replica Templar armour and medieval finds to see and touch.
Eran Bauer, a Lincolnshire County Councillor, is also the Preceptor of the East of England for the Grand Priory of the Knights Templar. “This is most definitely not a stuffy old lecturer delivering a traditionally boring talk,” he said.
“For anyone with an interest in early medieval history this beautifully illustrated talk covers a wide range of historical subjects focussing on the Knights Templar whilst explaining a lot about how Lincolnshire developed as a regional trade centre, how the region might have looked and the relationship between society and the church.”
The talk starts at 7:30pm. Tickets cost £2 and can be bought from The Collection box office, or on the door.
For those who can’t make the talk but are still interested in taking part in the Festival of British Archaeology, The Collection will also be holding Find Days on July 22, 23 and 30. People can meet an archaeologist and bring their own artefacts to be identified, as well as a selection of objects that can be handled.