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Radley Manor and Village: a thousand year story
by Richard Dudding
with Joyce Huddleston. Clare Sargent and Christine Wootton
Published November 2019
ISBN 978-0-9568632-5-6
192 pages
44 illustrations and maps, 18 in colour
£18 (£15 plus £3.00 p/p for UK delivery)

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About the book

RADLEY MANOR AND VILLAGE: a thousand year story was researched and written as a collaboration between Radley History Club and Radley College’s archivist.

It tells the history of Radley’s manor and its relationship with the village from around the time of the Norman Conquest to the present day. It explores the changing role of the manor, the people who held it, how they lived and the power they exercised, as well as how the lives of ordinary villagers were affected by the manor.

Each chapter, divided mainly by time period, starts by describing relevant national events, enabling the reader to understand the local story as part of the bigger picture. The book also traces the themes which arise over the full thousand years, such as the impact of landownership. The changing fortunes of Radley’s landowners and tenants are described in depth – with some colourful characters adding drama to the story!

The illustrations and maps help to guide the reader through the story. A glossary, footnotes, tables and family trees help ensure that terms and relationships are explained and that the story is rooted firmly in evidence.

The book should be of interest both to local people and those researching wider manorial history.

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