Author: Victor Breedon
Synopsis: An ancient estate on the River Thames, the history of the estate of Bere Court commences around 844 and involves Royal visits, the march of invading armies, abbots dragged from priest holes, the execution of a succession of nobles, treason, adventures on foreign shores, bankruptcies, litigation seemingly without end, the odd ghost, and so much more.
There are some forty owners of Bere Court through its history, including members of the highest order in the State and the Church. The fortunes and deeds of these owners mimic the thrusting and stumbling of a thousand years of history. They observed, or from their privileged position, helped mould England. Their story is the story of English history.
Genre: Historic Non-fiction, Biography
Published in: 2007
No. of Pages: 242