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Norfolk’s royal shipwreck: the loss of The Gloucester, 1682 - 8 December 2022

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This year’s annual Proctor Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Prof Claire Jowitt who will be talking about the recent discovery of the warship, The Gloucester. For naval historians, there has not been a development as exciting since the Mary Rose was raised in 1982. The ship, which ran aground off the Norfolk coast and sank in 1682, was carrying the Duke of York and Albany who later became King James II of England. In this seminar, Prof Jowitt will discuss some aspects of the mysteries behind the ship’s tragic end, its significance, and the work being done by the dedicated team at the University of East Anglia.

About the speaker

Prof Claire Jowitt is a Professor of English and History at the University of East Anglia and Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. She has published widely on early modern travel writing, maritime culture and history, plays about cultural encounter, and the intersections between discourses of gender, race, colonial and/or imperial identities, and power. Among her many other roles, she is the Historical Lead of the Gloucester Project.

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8 December 2022