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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

'The English Civil War' - Henry Marten - a talk by Dr Manfred Brod (Wed. 9 May, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Afternoon talks filled with history and cake.

Five fortnightly talks each quarter - many around a theme - this quarter 'The English Civil War'.

Manfred is a local historian specialising in the Thames Valley in the 16th and 17th centuries. He has a doctorate from Oxford University and is the author of two books and numerous papers. The period of the Civil War and its aftermath produced many towering political figures, but few as sympathetic as Berkshire’s Henry Marten. An extreme republican, he was an idealist who spent his family fortune in the service of his cause, and a consummate parliamentarian with a gift for repartee. He had political opponents, but never made a personal enemy; friend and foe alike could count on him for help when they were in trouble. His influence ended with Cromwell’s coup in 1653, and at the Restoration it was the favours he was owed by Royalists that spared him from execution as a regicide.

Tickets: £5 non-members or £4 members per talk.  This includes tea or coffee and cake.  Book all five sessions in a quarter for the bargain price of four.  Booking in advance is highly recommended, but turn up and you can pay on the day, if places are still available.

Contact the The Booking Administrator with any queries.

The remaining talks in this quarter are on 23rd May and 6th June.

Family History Advice (Wed. 9 May, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

At Slough's new library, The Curve.

Find us on computers 17-24, on the 1st floor, at the Curve, William Street, Slough, SL1 1XY

2pm - 5pm

Free Access to Ancestry, Findmypast and Forces War Records

Making sense of the census (Wed. 9 May, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Talk by Tom Doig

All welcome. Free parking. Refreshments. Good company.

Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs. Enquiries to newbury at berksfhs.org.uk or see www.berksfhs.org.uk

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