David Templeman

Contact details for David Templeman are – email: templeman3@tiscali.co.uk – telephone: 01246 415497 David specialises in the study of Elizabethan history with local connotations.

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS-THE CAPTIVE QUEEN IN ENGLAND 1568-84

This is a totally new updated talk to reflect the finding and research over 12 years which went into my book of the same title (launched November 2016). Discover the fascinating story of Mary’s years in captivity in and around Cumbria, Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and South Notts. This talk will reveal a story not found in any history book until now.

MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS  “THE ROAD TO FOTHERINGHAY-THE FINAL INSTALMENT 1584-87

The second part of the captivity culminates in the dramatic series of events leading up to and including Mary’s trial and execution. Mary’s courage and conduct come to the fore as she takes her tragic story through Wingfield Manor, Tutbury Castle, Chartley Manor, Tixall and culminating in the climax at Fotheringhay castle where she is tried and executed for High Treason. Was she guilty? That is the question this talk addresses. Just as important is the aftermath of events after the execution. Probably the most dramatic tale of all.

2 QUEENS AND A COUNTESS 

This is not the life stories of Bess, Mary or Elizabeth but an in depth talk on the interaction between the 3 most colourful and charismatic women in Elizabethan History-Elizabeth I, Mary, Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick. A totally new perspective on these 3 women and a unique insight into a predominantly man’s world entered into and conquered by these 3 powerful icons. All women should be rightly proud of their achievements.

LADY ARBELLA STUART-THE QUEEN THAT NEVER WAS 

A talk on the granddaughter of Bess of Hardwick who was born to be a Queen. Niece to Mary, Queen of Scots she was brought up with the sole intention of being crowned Queen after Elizabeth. Contains one of the most exciting romantic escape stories in history.-follow it to its dramatic conclusion as the twists and turns of Arbella’s escape to France is edge of the seat stuff. This riveting tale has everything!!

TALKS ON SHEFFIELD’S HISTORY PRE 1710 AND BEFORE THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Prior to the Industrial revolution, Sheffield was a small rural town but it still contained Sheffield Castle (4th largest Medieval Castle in England), Sheffield Manor Lodge (Mary, Queen of Scots Royal Prison) and the Sheffield Park (probably the largest private Deer park in the country)

The talk addresses all the above 3 but also looks at how the common man lived in Sheffield and what has survived from this time

SHEFFIELD IN TUDOR & STUART TIMES

Most people including Sheffield residents are aware of the City’s great industrial past but are totally unaware of its 16th and 17th century roots-when Sheffield was a small rural town. This talk looks at how the ordinary people lived, worked and played. Also looks at its surviving buildings from that period and unfortunately the last ones to be demolished. Finally, a look at how the town developed its core industry-cutlery and laid the foundations for the great industrial revolution to follow.

STREET NAMES OF CENTRAL SHEFFIELD

Take a fascinating look into the origins of Central Sheffield Street Names through images, maps and text as we trace their origins. We note how some have changed and some have not, what and who they were named after.

So join David Templeman, Elizabethan historian, as we peel back the layers of history to find the story of the centre of the small town of Sheffield before it evolved into the one of the largest cities in the country. The town’s rural roots are still remembered by a whole number of different streets recalling that time.

Several of the street names in Sheffield date from the Middle Ages and many others proclaim their medieval origin by their derivation and their known historical setting.

Although many of the old buildings and the original infrastructure have long gone, they are remembered by the Street names. Be surprised as we take the journey back through Tudor, Medieval times and beyond to discover where the street names originated

SHEFFIELD CASTLE AND SHEFFIELD MANOR LODGE

An in depth and updated interpretation of two of the most iconic parts of Sheffield’s Medieval and Tudor History. Sheffield Castle was the 4th largest medieval castle in England, and Sheffield Manor Lodge, a royal prison of Mary, Queen of Scots.

THE GREAT SHEFFIELD DEER PARK-“Ye Great Parke of England”

An informal look at Sheffield’s long lost 8 mile Medieval and Tudor Deer Park being one of the largest privately owned in the country.

Cost of any talk: £65 for North Notts/£70 for Central Notts/£75 for South Notts –all include all travel expenses

ALL TALKS ARE ILLUSTRATED BY A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION AND LAST FOR APPROX 60 MINUTES –TIME OF TALK IS FLEXIBLE AND CAN BE ADJUSTED TO SHORTER OR LONGER DEPENDING ON THE GROUP’S REQUIREMENTS

No talks in the summer period June 8 –Sept 25