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In Praise of Henry Fielding

An Illustrated Lecture by Tom Mayberry

In this lecture, Tom Mayberry, a well-known Somerset historian and speaker, will evoke Henry Fielding’s  extraordinary life.  Fielding (1707–1754) was born near Glastonbury and never forgot his West Country roots even after he achieved fame as an author.  His masterpiece, Tom Jones, established the tradition of the comic novel in English.  Fielding also practised the law and is thought to have taken part in cases heard in Taunton Castle’s Great Hall, the setting for this event.

Thursday 23 July 2015, 7.30 pm

The Great Hall, The Museum of Somerset

Tickets £8 available from The Museum of Somerset on 01823 255088 or from

This event is part of the Taunton Live festival