Sir William Coventry, one of the leading public figures of the Restoration Period (1660-1688) was buried in Penshurst church. His memorial, now in the south aisle of the church, includes sculpture by Grinling Gibbons. Sir William features frequently in Samuel Pepys’s diaries. At the launch of the church’s new interpretation scheme in the spring of 2015, historian David Lough gave an account was given of Sir William’s life, illustrated by extracts read by actor Matthew Quirke from the Pepys diaries. The script for David Lough’s talk is here.
The story of Sir William Coventry
This page was added on 11/04/2016.