Thursday evening 2nd Dec 2010 saw the welcome return of
Lizzie Jones to Astley Hall to give her presentation
‘Reluctant Majesty’, the life of Elizabeth Cromwell.
Elizabeth was the wife of Oliver Cromwell who was called
the ‘Lord Protector’ after his success in the English
Civil Wars during the 1640s and 50s.
Lizzie’s presentation was to dress and act out the part
to give an in depth and personal view of historical
events that the official history books tend to overlook.
The Great Hall at Astley was full to capacity and the
audience were treated to a wonderful insight into
the audience begins to arrive