AGM & Lecture: Westminster Palaces on the north bank of the Thames, preceded by AGM

at Marlborough Road Methodist Church and on Zoom

Annual General Meeting (This members-only event starts at 7.30pm.)

Lecturer: Dr Peter Burley

This virtual tour covers a dozen sites or buildings on the north bank of the Thames in the city of Westminster that have – or had – notable palaces on them. Each palace tells a different story: from a chapel opened by Henry VIII and now a shrine to the House of Lancaster; to the home of an exiled Queen of Scots where she schemed for revenge; to where the discovery of Eldorado was plotted using black magic; to the largest ever palace in Europe and a visit to its wine cellar. We will also see striking architecture and major engineering works all in a stretch of little more than a mile from the eastern end of the Strand to the Palace of Westminster.

Peter is the Society’s Vice-President. He lives in St Albans and has written and presented on the two battles of St Albans in the Wars of the Roses. He read history at the University of York for his BA(Hons) before gaining a PhD for research at UCL. He then followed a career in local government and the regulation of health professions while continuing to research, write and be published as an historian.

Registration details for those attending via Zoom will be forwarded to members on Thursday 6 January, 2022.

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