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Lunchtime Lectures

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York Mansion House

St Helen's Square

York

YO1 9QL

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Monthly Lunchtime Lectures

These talks examine the stories behind the collections in the
Mansion House. The talks last one hour and focus on an iconic
object each month.



A Tale of Two Marmadukes!

This talk explores the story behind the
unique 16th century silver chamberpot
bequeathed to the city by Marmaduke
Rawdon and made by the York
goldsmith Marmaduke Best.
Wednesday 7 February 1-2pm

The Lord Mayor's Chains

Discover the stories behind the
16th century civic chains of the
Lord Mayor of York. How were they
made? Where were they made? Who
bequeathed the money to buy them?
Wednesday 7 March 1-2pm

The Civic Seals of York

The earliest extant seal of the city of York dates
from the 13th century. Discover how the city
first gained a civic seal, how seals were used
and how they changed from the 13th to the
20th century.
Wednesday 11 April 1-2pm

The Sigismund Sword

Find out the story of the Sigismund sword,
reputedly once owned by the Holy Roman
Emperor Sigismund in the early 1400s.
What’s the connection with Vlad the
Impaler and the Order of the Dragon?
And how did the sword make its
way to York?
Wednesday 9 May 1-2pm

The Mysteries of the Mace

Although decorated with the coat of
arms of Charles II the city mace is not
quite what it appears to be. Uncover the
origins of the mace bearers of the city of
York, examine the detailed decoration of
the city mace and decode the symbols.
Wednesday 6 June 1-2pm

York's Gold Cup

This talk explores the story behind the
unique 16th century gold cup
bequeathed to the city by Marmaduke
Rawdon and made by the York goldsmith
Marmaduke Best.
Wednesday 4 July 1-2pm

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