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Public event on Wednesday February 8 at 1pm: The Early History of the Other Shrewsbury

Friday, January 27, 2017
The Seal of the Dominion of New England

Hosted by Dr James Pardoe, Dr Rachael Abbiss presents a talk about Shrewsbury, Massachusetts at Rowley's House at 1pm on Wedneday February 8.

The Dominion of New England (1686-1689) was the first substantial attempt to consolidate the colonies and the military under royal authority. Defence across New England improved significantly during the reign of James VII and II. Regular officers and soldiers travelled throughout the colonies to observe defences, deliver troops and supplies, and organise military resources. 

To support the army and provide better security for the colonists and territory, forts and garrisons were rejuvenated and constructed between 1686 and 1689. This lecture will consider the early history of Shrewsbury in Massachusetts and the impact of defensive measures and military organisation in New England prior to the town’s official formation in 1717. 

Free, but booking is essential. Call 01743 297185 or email communications@ucshrewsbury.ac.uk to book a place.