Nabobs were employees of the East India Company during the 18th and 19th centuries, who made their fortunes in India and returned home to England as wealthy men. So many made their home in Berkshire in the 18th century that the county became known as 'the English Hindoostan'.
This talk follows on from a previous talk on Nabobs given last year, which was so well received that the audience asked to hear more stories. You don’t need to have attended that talk to enjoy this one. There are 31 Houses in Berkshire with Nabob associations. This talk will focus on those associated with the east of the county.
The talk lasts approximately an hour, including time for any questions, after which tea/coffee and cake are served (included in the ticket price).
Advance booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability). Book online at htttp://berksfhs.org or face to face at The Centre for Heritage and Family History during opening hours.
About Berkshire Family History Society
This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity number 283010.