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DEMG - Jeremy Harte - Wonders of Yew (change of speaker)

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Event Date: 
Thu, 07/09/2017 - 19:15 - 22:00

Brooding, mysterious, and very, very old, the ancient yew trees of England have inspired magical poetry and historical speculation. Where does the poetry end and the history begin? This talk looks at the churchyard yew in literature and archaeology. It takes the story back to the cultural melting-pot of the seventh century, when Irish, Briton and Saxon met in the land of Wessex on the cusp of Christianity.