Sunday, July 12, 2015
On holiday this month and visiting some of the Magna Carta sites.
|Me and my hero, William Marshall - he played a major part in the Magna Carta negotiations and was Earl of Pembroke!|
|The monument at Runneymede|
|Salisbury Cathedral - which houses one of the four remaining copied of Magna Carta|
What a popular talk this proved to be! As you can see - the hall was packed!!
This is the last talk of our current programme - will recommence in October!
|A window display permission of Brown's Cafe advertising the main exhibition|
What with the Queen’s birthday this month, celebrated as the longest reigning English monarch, and the imminent birth of a royal baby, it seemed a good time to be assembling a new exhibition on Pembroke’s Royal connections.
Pembroke has the distinction of being the birthplace not only of a King but of a dynasty. Born in
in 1457 Henry VII was to return to Pembrokeshire 28 years later to
seize the Crown at Bosworth in 1485 defeating Richard Plantagenet (a king who
is receiving such acclaim at the present time). Pembroke Castle
Our latest exhibition (in
’s Civic Hall) looks at our Royal connections through time. While in the distant past Pembroke was of great
national importance ruled by the Earls of Pembroke and visited by Kings, in our
more recent history it was Pembroke Dock which attracted royalty. When called upon to attend the launch of an eminent
ship at the Dockyard, Royal guests visited the old town as well. We have of photographs dating as far back as 1882
when the Duke and Duchess of Pembroke Town Hall visited Pembroke following their official duty at
Pembroke Dock. Edinburgh