British historian to visit Shippensburg University March 27
Tinniswood OBE, distinguished British social historian, writer and lecturer, will
give a talk based on his book, The
Rainborowes: One Family’s Quest to Build a New England, at 7 p.m. March 27
in Old Main Chapel.
is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the university’s English and
history departments, and the Central Pennsylvania Branch of the
English-Speaking Union. A book signing will follow the presentation.
book, Tinniswood recreates day-to-day life on both sides of the Atlantic during
the Rainborowes’ family heyday from 1630 to 1660, showing the new culture that evolved
in the differences between their historic homeland of England and the
wilderness of distant Massachusetts.
English and philosophy at the University of Southampton and received his
master’s degree in philosophy from Leicester University. He has served as editor,
author and educational consultant for Britain’s National Trust, an organization
that protects and maintains historic sites in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
While there he took up the task of researching and writing the history of
Sudbury Hall, a historic site and museum in Derbyshire. For his services to the
nation, he was recently made a member of the Order of the British Empire.
established author, Tinniswood has written 11 books including: The Polite Tourist, His Invention So
Fertile: The Life of Christopher Wren, By Permission of Heaven: The Story of
the Great Fire of London, and The
Verneys: A True Story of Love, and War and Madness in 17th-Century England.