Victoria Draper, Norfolk Record Office
Victoria Draper from the Norfolk Record Office gave a lecture on The Grand Tour & Beyond to the BAHS via Zoom on 30th March 2021. Victoria has kindly allowed the BAHS to make the recording available below.
The description of Victoria’s lecture is:
During the 17th and 18th centuries many young upper class men travelled across Europe in order to complete their education and immerse themselves in the culture.
In this talk Victoria Draper, from the Norfolk Record Office, will take you on a journey through the archives to uncover the experiences of these grand tourists.
Using letters and diaries held by the Record Office, Victoria will explain what the tourists thought about crossing the Channel, how they found their transport on the continent and their encounters with the local people.