Troubled Times – new online exhibition now available

Long before the revolutions of the French and the Americans in the Eighteenth Century, Britain had experienced its own violent revolution that saw families split and friends divided, houses and churches destroyed, the king executed and a republic established.

This new exhibition looks at the how Derbyshire’s role in the civil war, and its impact on it, is reflected in the primary sources that have survived to this day and are currently available for consultation at the record office.

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4 thoughts on “Troubled Times – new online exhibition now available

  1. Becky:Thank you for publishing Troubled Times online. I have a copy of an interesting document signed, ‘Rutland,’ that authorises my step relative, Thomas Froggott of Bubnell and Richard Eyre of Hassop, to deal with some of the confiscated estates of Rowland Eyre of Hassop. There is also a document setting out the land and property that Thomas’s step mother Elizabeth Froggott (nee Barker formerly Welles) holds as tenant. It states that she has no lease but holds the lands by the will of Thomas Eyre. Elizabeth, my ggx8, was the sister in law of Bernard Welles the lead merchant who served the Cavendish Family.

    • Hi Jennifer, it’s great to hear about other documents relating to this subject, how wonderful to be able to have this information about your ancestors.

  2. Hi Lyn, glad to hear you enjou the exhibitions, it certainly makes it worthwhile to hear people appreciate them. I will be putting up some more recipes from Clara’s book over the next few days and weeks, so do keep an eye out. And don’t forget to let us know if you try any of them.

  3. Hi Becky. Just a quick thank-you for the time and effort you and Mark spend preparing these online exhibitions. They provide hours of pleasure and inpiration.
    ps. Loved the cookery book entries – your attempts made me chuckle.

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