Talk by Debby Matthews on The Life and Times of Thomas Mantell – Friday 19 February, 7.30pm

A Lewes Archaeological Group talk on Zoom

Debby Matthews: The Life and Times of Thomas Mantell: a true Lewes Maverick

Thomas Mantell, father to Gideon Mantell (discoverer of the iguanodon and other prehistoric creatures), exists very much in the shadow of his famous son.

The talk will aim to enlighten people about this key Lewes character living in Lewes during highly exciting political times the 1790s.

Debby Matthews is a graduate from Sussex University in History and owns the house in St Mary’s Lane (now Station Street) in Lewes which was owned by Thomas and where Gideon was born on 3 Feb 1790. This talk is one of a series she has arranged annually around the time of Gideon Mantell’s birthday.

For more information see her blog at

The talk will be free, but is limited to 100 people. Please click on the link below to register:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please don’t reply to this, but contact if you have any queries.

Debby Matthews, Mantell


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