Tulip Mania

Charles Lewis, former curator of Great Yarmouth Museum, has become a regular speaker and is always entertaining and informative. In the 17th century, tulips became a coveted luxury item. The market in tulips became fierce and at the height of tulip mania some single bulbs sold for more than ten times the income of a skilled worker. Eventually and inevitably the market crashed. Charles will tell us how tulip mania came about and its consequences.