Category Archive: Lord Williams

Jan 21

Is it a chough or a moorcock on the coat of arms?

An interesting question this. Is the bird on Lord Williams’s coat of arms used by the school a Cornish chough or a moorcock? The red-billed chough is a member of the crow family (and those familiar with an earlier post will recall that Queen Elizabeth I called Williams’s daughter ‘my black crowe’). The moorcock is …

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Mar 11

Rycote House

In the 16th and 17th centuries Rycote was probably the most important estate in Oxfordshire. Lord Williams bought the estate in 1539; prior to his purchase there had been two previous owners, Sir William Fowler, who probably built the original house and Giles Heron. When Williams bought the estate he combined two existing manors, Rycote …

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Feb 15

An account of Lord Williams’s attendance at the burning of the Bishops

There are a number of accounts of the role that Lord Williams played at the burning of the Bishops. This particular ones comes from a book published in 1832, titled, A History of England in which it is Intended to consider Men and Events on Christian Principles. The author is only identified as being a …

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