London Luminaries: love and death

The London Luminaries are back with an all-new lecture series exploring the theme of love and death.

Join community archaeologist Alexis for his talk ‘All their blood lyes att the doore of this Bishop’. Wealth, land, divided families and love, discover the story of the Palace during the English Civil War.

During this turbulent time, Fulham Palace was occupied by the mostly Royalist Bishop William Juxon, and then later by Colonel Edmund Harvey, who was close to Oliver Cromwell for a time. The conflict divided families, resulted in the reapportionment of wealth and land and, in this instance, ended in heartbreak and death.

About the speaker

Alexis Haslam│ community archaeologist

Alexis Haslam, community archaeologist, joined Fulham Palace Trust in May 2017. He holds a BA in History and is a Member of the Institute for Archaeologists. He began working in archaeology upon graduating in 2000, working his way up from a field technician to a project officer. He has directed and published numerous archaeological excavations including his most recent work ‘Tales from the Vaults and other Newington Horror Stories’. After 16 years he left Pre-Construct Archaeology to join Fulham Palace Trust and is currently working on writing up the Palace’s long and complex history for a monograph due to be published in 2024.

The London Luminaries

The London Luminaries is a group of historic organisations who collaboratively work together to share knowledge and ideas about heritage.

London was the epicentre of commerce and wealth, thanks to the River Thames which attracted royalty, aristocrats, artists, writers and wealthy property owners. A legacy of these luminaries is an area exceptionally rich in heritage buildings, gardens and landscapes. Drawing on the success of our first four lecture series, we have just launched our latest series of talks on the theme of ‘Love & Death‘. Acknowledged experts will offer insights in relation to this theme and one of our 15 historic property partners: Kew Palace, Garrick’s Temple, Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, Ham House and Garden, Boston Manor, Orleans House, Pope’s Grotto, Chiswick House, Marble Hill, Hogarth’s House, Strawberry Hill, Turner’s House, Gunnersbury Park and House, Fulham Palace, and Syon Park.

This talk is in partnership with the London Luminaries