This conference presents an overview of the Tudor Port, the success of which depended on men like Thomas Gresham. The papers will provide an archaeological focus on the harbour, its building, its shipping and the evidence for traffic trade. It complements and extends the picture developed in the lecture series that looked at recent research on the Sixteenth Century port by distinguished historians.
There will also be an opportunity to see a new display concerning the remains of an armed Elizabethan merchantman, the 'Gresham Ship', discovered in the Thames in 2003.
The speakers in this part of the conference include:
Topography and Archeaology of the Tudor Port by Dr Gustav Milne
Merchant Community: Thomas Gresham and the Royal Exchange by Geoff Pavitt
The Archeaology of London's Naval Victualling Yard by Roy Stephenson
This is the culmination of the Tudor Ports of London series celebrating the centenary of the Port of London Authority (PLA).