Mid Anglia Group, Richard III Society

Archive for the month “July, 2019”

From Ian Churchward and the Legendary Ten Seconds

I have recorded a new album of Ricardian songs called Devon Roses to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Devon & Cornwall branch of the Richard III Society and the album can be purchased from this website.

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The Lincoln Record Society …

… is holding a weekend conference in September on “Lincolnshire in the Wars of the Roses”, with speakers including the Society’s own Drs. Anne Sutton and Joanna Laynesmith.
See this attachment for more details.

Audley End

The present house at Audley End is, like Hatfield House, a seventeenth century building on the site of an earlier structure. In particular, Walden Abbey was here until the Dissolution in 1538 and passed to Sir Thomas Audley, Town Clerk of Colchester, Speaker and later Lord Chancellor, as a result, much as St. John’s Abbey became a Lucas residence. This Sir Thomas was not related to the Lancastrian Lords Audley (Tuchet), the seventh of whom was attainted and executed in 1497 after the First Cornish Rebellion, but whose title remains, albeit in abeyance, however he presided over treason cases such as Fisher and More, Anne Boleyn et al, the Pilgrimage of Grace, Montague-Exeter and Thomas Cromwell.

After his death in 1544, the widowed 4th Duke of Norfolk married Margaret, his daughter, so that their son, Lord Thomas Howard, was created Lord Audley de Walden in 1597 and Earl of Suffolk in 1603, also being the custodian of Framlingham Castle. Audley End House as we know it was constructed soon after this, before his 1619 arrest and brief Tower incarceration.

Like Hatfield, Audley End is best visited from our region by travelling west to Cambridge to join the southbound Birmingham-Stansted line. Unlike Hatfield, whose driveway is immediately opposite the station, Audley End House is a mile and a quarter away from its eponymous station, such that a bus runs to Saffron Walden. Both house and garden are open between April and October, from Wednesday to Sunday, although the garden, partially designed by Brown and Adam, is open all year.

Mortimer History Society lectures

… as we previewed here

The Mortimers to 1330: From Wigmore to Ruler of England
18th May 2019 at Leominster Priory, Herefordshire

The Genealogy of the Mortimer Family, 1054 – 1300          LINK
– Dr Ian Mortimer – Historian and Vice-President of the Mortimer History Society

A Single Battle to Win a Country; Nearly 200 Years to Conquer a Welsh District: 
the Mortimers Struggle to Control Maelienydd          LINK

– Philip Hume – Historian and Secretary of the Mortimer History Society

Mortimer Women of the 12th and 13th Centuries          LINK
– Dr Emma Cavell – Swansea University

The Flickering Flame: Roger Mortimer and the Troubled Kingship of Edward II          LINK                 

– Dr Paul Dryburgh – The National Archives & President of the Mortimer History Society

Hugh Despenser the Younger: The Rise and Fall of a Royal Favourite          LINK 

 Kathryn Warner – Historian & Author

Uneasy is the Head that Wears the Crown: 
Roger Mortimer, Ruler and (Possible) Regicide,
1327-1330          LINK          
 Dr Paul Dryburgh – The National Archives & President of the Mortimer History Society

Attachments area:

Preview YouTube video 1 DR IAN MORTIMER-The Genealogy of the Mortimer Family, 1054-1300

 

 

1 DR IAN MORTIMER-The Genealogy of the Mortimer Family, 1054-1300

 

Preview YouTube video 2 PHILIP HUME-The Mortimers struggle for Maelienydd

 

 

2 PHILIP HUME-The Mortimers struggle for Maelienydd

 

Preview YouTube video 4 DR EMMA CAVELL-Mortimer women of the 12th & 13th Centuries

 

 

4 DR EMMA CAVELL-Mortimer women of the 12th & 13th Centuries

 

Preview YouTube video 5 DR PAUL DRYBURGH-The Flickering Flame

 

 

5 DR PAUL DRYBURGH-The Flickering Flame

 

Preview YouTube video 6 KATHRYN WARNER-Hugh Despenser the Younger

 

 

6 KATHRYN WARNER-Hugh Despenser the Younger

 

Preview YouTube video 7 DR PAUL DRYBURG-Uneasy is the head that wears the crown

 

 

7 DR PAUL DRYBURG-Uneasy is the head that wears the crown

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