Margaret Beauchamp baroness and 15th century matriarch

Date: 30th March 2020 Event Postponed

Time: 7pm

Venue: Lydiard Park Conference Centre

Talk by St. John family historian, Sonia St. John

Margaret Baroness Beauchamp (c1409 -1482) gifted Lydiard to her second son Oliver St. John, and through her second marriage to John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset, provided the St. Johns with a blood link to the royal Tudor dynasty.

Margaret is celebrated in the extraordinary St. John family polyptych in St. Mary’s Church, Lydiard Tregoze; her portrait is awarded pride of place, befitting the grandmother of King Henry VII. Historian Sonia St. John traces Margaret’s remarkable vocation and achievements, not least her ensuring that all her children were well placed to survive and prosper during the War of the Roses

This talk is organised by The Friends of Lydiard Park as part of the St .Mary’s Church Conservation Project.