The Lord King of Bowland – his courthouse and court

- May 2nd, 2019

October 2, 2012 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Courtroom
Hark to Bounty, Slaidburn

For more than four centuries, the Lordship of Bowland was a title of royalty and English monarchs styled themselves “Lord Kings of Bowland”. From the late fourteenth century, Slaidburn was home to the Lord King’s manorial court. In this talk, Slaidburn historian Chris Spencer will explain how this ancient court worked before revealing fascinating new evidence about the medieval courthouse and its mysterious location. A special presentation will be made to Robert Parker, Bowbearer of the Forest of Bowland.
Free admission. For more information and to reserve a place, contact Slaidburn Archive on 01200 446161 (open Wed & Fri, 11.00am/3.00pm) or the Forest of Bowland AONB on 01200 448000 or email