Wednesday 27th November at 7pm; Rossiter Books, Ross on Wye – Ticket £5
Local historian Heather Hurley will talk about her new book, The Scudamores of Kentchurch and Holme Lacy.
The Scudamores of Kentchurch and Holme Lacy tells the story of two branches of this prominent and important Herefordshire family – the senior branch originating in the eleventh century and still living at Kentchurch in the Monnow Valley, and the younger branch from the fourteenth century based at Holme Lacy until the early twentieth century. Clear contrasts exist between the two families, with the more liberal ‘quiet and home-keeping people’ of Kentchurch taking little part in national affairs, becoming overshadowed by the ambitious and powerful Holme Lacy family. A wealth of interesting characters emerge, people of fame, fortune and failure, some strong and flamboyant, others quiet and reflective – and with them their stories.