Buxton Pump Room Talk – Two Queens and a Countess
An in depth talk on the interaction between the 3 most colourful and charismatic women in Elizabethan History-Mary, Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I and Bess of Hardwick
The talk seeks out the intense rivalry, blazing ambitions and a win at all costs between them. There is jealousy, envy and lust for power as each one seeks to achieve their ultimate goal.
The theme is about 3 strong women as their story unfolds against a backdrop of suspicion, deceit and intrigue. This talk gives a unique insight into a predominantly man’s world entered into and conquered by these 3 powerful women
About David Templeman…
David is a retired businessman, spending most of his working life in the leisure industry.
Having had a lifelong interest in history, he joined Sheffield Manor Lodge on his retirement in 2004, as a volunteer guide. During this time, he has pursued his interest in the period relating to the site, and has now achieved Elizabethan historian status, with a local emphasis.
He is also an accomplished speaker, giving talks country-wide. He is an author with his book ‘Mary, Queen of Scots: the Captive Queen in England 1568-87’ receiving critical acclaim on its launch in 2016. It has gone on to receive national recognition when in 2021, it was chosen for AQA GCSE “O” level history for the next 3 years. Currently over 50,000 students are studying the book, until the exam in 2023.
David is chair of the Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge, with almost 400 members.