The Tudor Port of London: An archaeological investigation

2009 marks the century of the port of London Authority (PLA) and the 450thanniversary of the Elizabethan Port Reforms that established the shape of workings London's harbour until the Nineteenth Century.

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.