EJ Rudsdale on Twitter from 3 September 2019

15th May 1940

Had to give a short talk this afternoon on Dr. Gilberd at Holy Trinity Church to the Lexden Archaeological Society. Frightful bore.

Holland very wisely gave up fighting today to stop further slaughter and destruction. Weather continues wonderful.

Dr William Gilberd (1544-c1603) lived in Trinity Street, Colchester. Part of his house, Tymperleys, still survives and is now a clock museum. Gilberd was a pioneer of the study of magnetism and was also court physician to Elizabeth I and president of the Royal College of Physicians. He is buried at Holy Trinity Church, Colchester.

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