adrian tinniswoodATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Mr. Tinniswood is a distinguished historian and author and this year’s English Speaking Union Evelyn Wrench Speaker. He writes and speaks on architecture and history and has written a history of the National Trust’s Sudbury Hall in Derbyshire as well as eleven books including books on Sir Christopher Wren, the great fire of London, the Barbary Pirates and The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War and Madness in 17th Century England, which was shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. He will discuss his latest book, The Rainborowes: One Family’s Quest to Build a New England. The book follows the history of the Rainborowes, a family which had many relatives leave England to become early settlers in the American Colonies. During the English Civil War, many family members returned to England to fight and brought their new American culture, ideology and dedication to liberty and equality back to their home country. A review calls the book, “a marvelously rendered tale of how one extended family helped shape, and was shaped by, the England the New England of the 1600s.” Mr. Tinniswood will have copies of the book available for sale to interested participants.

Friday, March 28, 2014 6-8:00 PM

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 PM followed by presentation at 7:15 PM

Beacon Hill Country Club

8 Beacon Hill Road

Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Admission $40.00 for members-$45.00 for non-members

Beer, wine and soft drinks included in admission price: cash bar also available

For more information, please contact Branch President Richard Biernacki  732-787-2217

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