William Holloway

Writers in Rye

There have been many writers in Rye over the centuries but it was from the late nineteenth century onwards that writers came to live in the town. By then it was more accessible because of the railway and it was seen as an unspoilt place of great charm. Henry James’ decision to live in Rye … read more …

First posted in Literary and Artistic Rye on 2nd November 2010
Last updated: 20th October 2014
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How Rye became ‘Rye Royal’

How Rye became ‘Rye Royal’

In the summer of 2008 as part of a Museum Discovery Day, we received a visit from a Queen Elizabeth I who toured the town with an entourage and held an audience for children (who seemed particularly inquisitive about heads being chopped off) to remind us all of the visit 505 years earlier of the … read more …

First posted in Rye Town History on 23rd July 2010
Last updated: 29th November 2012