Matthew Johnson book launch at Bodiam Castle

Join us on Monday 17 July at 2.30pm when Professor Matthew Johnson will be giving a short presentation to launch his latest book, 'Lived Experience in the Later Middle Ages'. For those attending there'll also be a special 20% discount off the book price.

Bodiam Castle in East Sussex reflected in the moat on a bright summer day

A book launch and celebration

Between 2010 and 2014, Professor Matthew Johnson led a team of scholars from the Northwestern University of America and the University of Southampton. The geophysical surveys and other techniques used to gather a wealth of information have been collated and published by Professor Johnson.

Working in collaboration with the National Trust, the team surveyed not only Bodiam Castle but 3 other properties, Scotney Castle, Knole and Ightham Mote. The book presents a new picture of these places and the broader landscape of which they are a part.

Professor Johnson will be giving a short 30 minute presentation in our Terrace Room on Monday 17 July from 2.30pm to celebrate the launch of his book, 'Lived Experience in the Later Middle Ages'.

Special discount on the day

For those attending the presentation we're offering a special 20% discount off the book. This will not be available other than for this event.

If you are unable to attend, the book will be on sale in our Castle gift shop from Tuesday 18 July at its usual price.

There's no need to book for this special event, just turn up and make your way to our Terrace Room, behind the main tea room.

We look forward to seeing you.