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Why Make Back-up Copies?  The Mortimer Cartulary and the Technological Revolution

Why Make Back-up Copies? The Mortimer Cartulary and the Technological Revolution

The fourteenth-century Mortimer Cartulary was an attempt by the family to both organise and safeguard their title to property. The manuscripts were badly damaged over time, and this paper describes Barbara Wright's attempts to reconstruct the original structure and content.
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Prime Objects of Civilization: The Mortimers of West Wales

Prime Objects of Civilization: The Mortimers of West Wales

In landed medieval society, the eldest son inherited everything, but he also had a duty to provide from that for the maintenance of family members. This paper looks at how this obligation to secure the family interests manifests itself in the Mortimer family of Wigmore in Herefordshire, particularly in relation to their almost unknown cadet branch in West Wales.
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The Execution and Burial of Roger Mortimer, First Earl of March (1287-1330)

The Execution and Burial of Roger Mortimer, First Earl of March (1287-1330)

The extreme contrasts of medieval brutality and courtesy are highlighted in the fate of Roger Mortimer of Wigmore, when even the dead could be the subject of vengeance.
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The Last Frog

The Last Frog

A fairytale adventure
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More Royal Interludes

More Royal Interludes

"Skipton Castle and its Builders" by Richard T. Spence includes the chapter "More Royal Interludes" by Barbara Wright, covering the period 1322-1327, when Skipton Castle was held by the Crown after having been forfeited by Roger de Clifford for his rebellion against Edward II. It describes some of the day-to-day routines in the castle, and the changes that the King instituted.
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Roads to Impoverishment and Thrift in the Wakefield Court Rolls (13th - 14th Centuries)

Roads to Impoverishment and Thrift in the Wakefield Court Rolls (13th - 14th Centuries)

A gathering together of several articles by Dr Maria A. Moisa that were originally published in "Medieval Yorkshire" between 1994 and 2001.
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The Dorothy Jowett Archives: A Family Record

The Dorothy Jowett Archives: A Family Record

Dorothy Jowett was born in Keighley, Yorkshire, in 1916, and lived there until she was thirteen. She died in Bradford in 2005. Because she was the last in her line, this record was made from her family stories and photographic collection to preserve them for posterity.
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John Deacon's Book

John Deacon's Book

Memoir of the founder of The Colonies, written on the eve of his elevation to the Council of Elders.
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2018   Damsels and Dragons

2018 Damsels and Dragons

We have been on Earth for 300 million years. We symbolize the ability to overcome times of hardship. Be what you are, and do it perfectly!
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2017  Recycle

2017 Recycle

Nature doth thus kindly heal every wound. By the mediation of a thousand little mosses and fungi, the most unsightly objects become radiant of beauty. There seem to be two sides of this world, presented us at different times, as we see things in growth or dissolution, in life or death. And seen with the eye of the poet, as God sees them, all things are alive and beautiful. Henry David Thoreau
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2016 Sheep

2016 Sheep

Sheep are very social animals. Animal behaviorists note that sheep need the presence of at least 4 or 5 sheep for comfort and, when grazing together, maintain a visual link to each other.
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2015 Flowers Everywhere

2015 Flowers Everywhere

The beauties of our often disregarded wild flower heritage
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