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Southcote Manor-its history and its significance during the English Civil War – a talk by Mike Cooper
Mike has had a lifelong interest in history, especially military and local history. Following a history degree, he worked as a librarian, with both Reading University and Reading Library. In addition, he has written three books on the history of Reading and has also written and co-written booklets for Reading Libraries, including one on Southcote. Southcote Manor’s history can be traced back to at least the 13th century, and its holders even further back. John Blagrave, the mathematician, occupied the manor in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, and it was his nephew, the M.P. Daniel Blagrave, who allowed the Earl of Essex to base his headquarters there during the siege of Reading in April 1643. Find out more, at what is set to be a fascinating talk. This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.
Tickets £5 (Members £4) includes tea or coffee and cake.
This is the 1st in a series of 5 talks this quarter on ‘The English Civil War’. Book all 5 afternoon talks in the quarter for £20 (members £16).
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
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