Reconstructing Sir Humphrey Gilbert

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Date and time: 
13 May | 3.30pm - 4.30pm
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Free
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National Maritime Museum, Caird Library & Archive

Join us for this free Caird Library research seminar from Professor Rory Rapple, Caird short-term fellow. Members of the Museum, adult learners, independent researchers and members of the public are all welcome to attend the seminars. No booking is necessary!

Our understanding of Sir Humphrey Gilbert, despite his relative celebrity as a pioneer of Anglophone Empire, has been distorted because different aspects of his life have been compartmentalised one from another. This paper pieces Gilbert back together and considers the new and startling things a reconstructed Sir Humphrey can tell us about Elizabethan politics, political thinking and society.