Joanna Wilkins: Anne of Cleves and her house in Lewes
Anne of Cleves House, in Southover High Street, is now a museum owned by the Sussex Archaeological Society, and one of the town’s tourist landmarks, drawing visitors away from the High Street to the historic suburb of Southover. It is a remarkable house in its own right, quite apart from its association with its best known owner, the fourth of Henry VIII’s six queens. Joanna is an Education Officer with the S.A.S., and will be talking to us both about the house itself and the Queen who owned it – a very different figure from the cartoon image you might get from ‘Our Island Story’ or ‘Horrible Histories’.
As usual all will be welcome, and we will be serving coffee and biscuits before the meeting.
Venue: The new King’s Church building on Brooks Road, Lewes. (Between Tesco car park and Homebase)
See the Meetings page for a list of forthcoming monthly talks organised by the Lewes History Group.