Some Results of the Norman Conquest of England

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

On tuesday 27 march 1888, Arthur Conan Doyle attended and spoke after the lecture "Some Results of the Norman Conquest of England", by Alexander Howell, at the Portsmouth Literary and Scientific Society (PLSS) meeting held at the Guildhall, High-street (Portsmouth).


  • President/Chairman
    • Mr. Hugh S. Maclauchlan (Vice-President)
  • Speakers
    • Mr. Alexander Howell (lecturer)
    • Mr. Hugh S. Maclauchlan
    • Dr. J. Ward Cousins
    • Gen. A. W. Drayson
    • Dr. A. Conan Doyle
  • Attendees
    • A. Addison. Esq. (The Mayor of Portsmouth)
    • Gen. A. W. Drayson, F.R.A.S.
    • Mr. A. Howell
    • Mr. W. Inglis, R.N.
    • Mr. G. A. Cook. R.N.
    • Mr. G. Ollis
    • Mr. S. R. Ellis
    • Mr. A. Fisher
    • Mr. J. Robson
    • Mr. C. Foran
    • Mr. F. J. Page, R.N.
    • Mr. W. Wood, R.N.
    • Mr. E. T. Mayne
    • Mr. W. S. M. McCallum
    • Mr. G. Henderson
    • Mr. W. McIntyre
    • Mr. H. R. Ross
    • Mr. W. Newell
    • Mr. C. F. Bell
    • Mr. G. L. Green
    • Dr. A. Conan Doyle (Hon. Secretary)
    • Dr. J. Ward Cousins (Hon. Secretary)
    • and a number of ladies

Conan Doyle contribution

Dr. A. CONAN DOYLE having also discussed the question as to whether or not the English language had suffered by the Conquest, the vote of thanks was unanimously passed.

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