This illustrated online talk, presented by local historian Dr David Peacock, is an introduction to many aspects of Newbury life in the Tudor period, including religious change, the Newbury Martyrs, the cloth industry, Jack of Newbury, the Dolmans and Shaw House, and the beginnings of self-government for the town. It will look at some of Newbury's links with Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, and will also draw attention to surviving buildings and local sites from this period.
Dr David Peacock researches, writes and lectures on the history of Newbury from the Stone Age to the present day. He teaches evening classes in local history at West Berkshire Museum and is the author of the 2011 edition of The Story of Newbury and the 2018 Newbury Roman Cemetery.
Cost £5 per household. Tickets will be available until 3pm on Wednesday 23rd June, after which you will receive an email with a link to view the talk. Any enquiries please contact Rav.Gopal@westberks.gov.uk