17th century Rye

Rye is unique: Another example

Rye is unique:  Another example

Rye Spirits: Faith, faction and fairies in a seventeenth century English town Talk 10th December by Annabel Gregory Annabel has done the most incredible amount of research on Rye during the 1500 and 1600s as is apparent in her book Rye Spirits (and also in her work as co-editor of Samuel Jeake’s  Astrological Diary).  Her talk gave … read more …

First posted in Past Talks, Rye Town History on 11th December 2013
Last updated: 14th March 2014
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Plague, Death and the Transit of Venus: Talk 25th Nov.

Plague, Death and the Transit of Venus: Talk 25th Nov.

How Rye Museum’s archives contributed to a speaker’s PhD (The  feature photo shows Rye Museum Association chairman Jo Kirkham with our speaker, Dr Donna Bilak.) Dr Donna Bilak returned once again  to relay more of her fascinating research findings about leading Rye intellectuals of the 17th century to  a filled East Street Museum at an ‘extra’ … read more …

First posted in Notable People, Past Talks, Rye Town History on 27th November 2013
Last updated: 11th December 2013
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Voices from the Past 1698 -1900

Voices from the Past 1698 -1900

17th and 18th centuries: Years of Depression (Original spelling and punctuation) 1607 Camden, Britannica Antiqua This level tract has by the bounty of the sea been by degrees added to the land, so that I may not without reason call it ‘the Gift of the Sea.’ 1698 Celia Fiennes, Through England on a Side Saddle … read more …

First posted in Rye Town History, Said About Rye on 15th August 2009
Last updated: 23rd May 2013
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