Resisting the Virgin Queen – online talk
In the difficult times we all face due to the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, Berkshire Family History Society is delighted to offer you this online talk, which replaces the previously scheduled face to face talk on the same date. Enjoy this from the comfort and safety of your own home, whilst still being able to ask questions to the speaker.
During her long reign, Queen Elizabeth I faced continued resistance from the dwindling but still significant minority of her subjects who remained loyal to Roman Catholicism.
This talk describes the very different strategies adopted by three notable Catholics, with homes close to Reading: one of Mary Tudor’s strongest supporters, Francis Englefield of Englefield House; the celebrated Elizabethan lawyer Edmund Plowden of Shiplake; and William Wollascott, a lawyer who lived at Tidmarsh. But who was the most successful at resisting the Virgin Queen?
The talk will last approximately one hour after which there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Advance booking is required as you will be sent a link to access the live talk. The booking system will close 24 hours before the talk.
To be able to enjoy this talk online, you will need a computer (or laptop/tablet) which has built-in or separate speakers and a built-in or separate mic. Your computer device needs to have a browser and be connected to broadband. You will be asked to download a small piece of software the first time you join to enable you to use the online conferencing software. This will be sent to you in advance. Technical help is available for those who need further assistance please contact
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Born 1949 in Reading, Tony Hadland is a retired chartered building surveyor, information scientist, operational risk manager and museum administrator, who has also been a freelance broadcaster. Today he is a historian specialising in bicycle history, recusancy and family history. He has been chairman of the Oxfordshire Local History Association and vice-chairman of the Oxfordshire Family History Society and editor of its journal. He is currently working on books for the Veteran-Cycle Club and the Oxfordshire Records Society.