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Resisting the Virgin Queen

A talk by Tony Hadland

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 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:// or face to face at The Centre for Heritage and Family History during opening hours.

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About Berkshire Family History Society

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity no. 283010.