Henley-on-Thames Archaeological and Historical Group
Forthcoming Lectures1st October, 2019Nicola TallisElizabeth’s Rival; The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys
Nicola Tallis has a first class BA (Hons) in history from Bath Spa University and an
MA in Public History from the University of London, Royal Holloway College. She
completed her PhD at Winchester on the jewellery collections of the queens of England
from 1445- 1548. Nicola has been passionate about English history all of her life.
Lettice Knollys was the granddaughter of Mary Boleyn and a close kin of
Elizabeth I. Her fall from the Queen’s favourite lady-in-waiting to bitter and live-
long rival when marrying Lord Robert Dudley is revealed through Nicola Tallis pain-
staking research and great story telling weaving a fascinating picture of life at
court and away in exile for life.
5th November, 2019Matt Nichol & Duncan CoeThe Romans in Boxford: a Farmstead, two Villas and a Mosaic
Berkshire Archaeology Research Group and Cotswold Archaeology have excavated three sites in Boxford - a large and complex Villa at Hoar Hill, a farmstead with evidence of malting at Wyfield Manor and to cap it all the discovery of a highly important mosaic floor in a small villa at Mud Hole. The talk will describe the project and the results from each of the sites and will include the results of the latest round of excavations due to take place in August 2019.