'William was so happy to have our old home back again, he ran through every room shouting, “We are the masters of Measham Hall”. I trotted after him, sharing his jubilation, even though I was too little to remember the house as it had ...
Author: Anna Abney
Publisher: Prelude Books
1665. It is five years since King Charles II returned from exile, the scars of the English Civil Wars are yet to heal and now the Great Plague engulfs the land. Alethea Hawthorne is safe inside the walls of the Calverton household as a lady's companion waiting in anticipation of the day she can return to her ancestral home of Measham Hall. But when Alethea suddenly finds herself cast out on the plague-ridden streets of London, a long road to Derbyshire lies ahead. Militias have closed their boroughs off to outsiders for fear of contamination. Fortune smiles on her when Jack appears, an unlikely travelling companion who helps this determined girl to navigate a perilous new world of religious dissenters, charlatans and a pestilence that afflicts peasants and lords alike. The Master of Measham Hall is the first book in a page-turning historical series. In lyrical prose, Anna Abney portrays the religious divides at the heart of Restoration England in a timeless novel about survival, love, and family loyalty. PRAISE FOR THE MASTER OF MEASHAM HALL ‘It’s rare for a historical novel to feel so timely.’ Jo Baker, Sunday Times bestselling author of Longbourn ‘Impeccably researched and wonderfully atmospheric, with a heroine you can’t help rooting for.’ Frances Quinn, author of The Smallest Man ‘Exciting and immersive. It took me straight into the heart of Restoration England in all its rich and vivid detail. I was gripped! Such beautiful writing too - Anna is a stunning new talent.’ Nicola Cornick, international bestselling author of House of Shadows ‘A thoroughly engaging romp... By turns entertaining, surprising and thought-provoking, this is an impressive debut.’ Jane Johnson, author of The Sea Gate ‘A gripping depiction of what people will do to survive, the long-held beliefs and scruples questioned and cast aside as well as the unexpected kindnesses and unusual alliances made. In elegant prose, this enthralling novel puts a human face to the trials, terrors and enduring hopes of the plague years.’ Catherine Meyrick, author of The Bridled Tongue ‘A powerful and engaging story, full of good characters, satisfying plot turns, and excellent scene-setting. With all the details and insights on offer, it feels like a rich and rewarding panorama of English culture in the 1660s. The transformation of Alethea was wonderful to read, and genuinely gripping.’ Richard Hamblyn
The Master of Measham Hall is the first book in a page-turning historical series. In lyrical prose, Anna Abney portrays the religious divides at the heart of Restoration England in a timeless novel about survival, love, and family loyalty.
PureSlati Geo Ditton , head master ; Hansen John , Baka Mr E. Datuin , infants and sewing mistress Hanson John & Sod RA ... A stained glass window , in the south aisle , commemorates William Wootton Abney , Esq . , of Measham Hall , who ...
In 1846 , a substantial house in the Gothic style was erected for the master . ... Measham Hall , a neat brick mansion , which stands on a lawn of 30 acres , i } mile east , is the seat of William Wootten Abney , Esq . Measham Field ...
POST OFFICE , Ashey - DE - LA - Zouch , George Hariwell , Post Master . ... Measham hall Mortin James Cattle , Kilwarby st * Davenport Wm . Marktt st Abney Mrs. Measham ball Piddocke & Son , Kilwarby st Loratt Robert , Kilwarby st Abuey ...
Marsden Hall , 417 , 911 Mason , Mr.J , 26,664,809 ) Maxwell , Mr. R. G. 226 Marsh , Mr. H. 889 J. F. 268 W.C. 493 W.C. ... 8 Marshalls , 446 , 537 Master , Miss , 173,875 Mayfield , 425 Marsham , Mr. R. 531 Masterman , Mr. 517 Mayfield ...
Previously a schoolmaster for five years. ABNEY, EDWARD [P ROBERT]. ... Died June 26, 1827, aged 75, at Measham Hill. ... In business with William Dawson and Sons, Ltd., Bream's Buildings, London, E.C. Late of Measham Hall, Derbs.
Author: John Venn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Detailed and comprehensive, the second volume of the Venns' directory, in six parts, includes all known alumni until 1900.
OHESS , A Taylors , of which company he served the office of master in 1844 ; he was also et his last wife , whom he ... Lady Janet Buchanan , who died on the 24th ult . , at Measham Hall , Ashby . de - la - Zouch , was the eldest ...
Prittie , of Thorpe Hall . Quin , of Loughloher Castle . Rae , of Mountain Lodge . Roe , of Roesborough . ... Jervis , of Aston Hall . King , of Chadshunt . Kittermaster , of Meridan . ... of Measham Hall . Adams , of Anstey Hall .
Prittie , of Thorpe Hall . Quid , of Lougbloher Castle . Rae , of Mountain Lodge . ... Abuey , of Measham Hall , Adams , of Anstey Hall . Adderley , of Fillongley Hall . ... Kittermaster , of Meridan . Kynnersley , of Handsworth .
Prittie, of Thorpe Hall. Quin, of Loughloher Castle. Rae, of Mountain Lodge. ... Abney, of Measham Hall. Adams, of Anstey Hall. Adderley, of Fillongley Hall. ... Jervis, of Aston Hall. King, of Chadshunt. Kittermaster, of Meridan.
Seat - Measham Hall , Derbyshire . b . in 1789 ; m . in 1818 , Caroline , dau . of Thomas Walke , Esq . , Master in Chancery , and has issue , THOMAS , now of West Aston . ACKERS OF MORETON HALL . William - Molesworth - Cole , a capt ...
Frances , th : aughter of Robert Baron , WILLIAM , of Horseheath Hall , was esq . of Letchworth , in Herts ... of Sir by the title of BARON AL Thomas Plumer , late Master of the INGTON , of Wyniondeley , Rolls . in the county of Herts .
four miles at the village of Measham . A mile to the left is Measham Hall , the seat of William Wootton Abney , Esq . At the lower end of the village we turn to the left and follow the ... J. Mould is the present head master .
Hallowes , R.N. of Glapwell Hall , co . Derby . He Sept. 1806 , Elizabeth ( who d . 1850 ) , only dau , of Edward served the office of Mayor of Chester 1838 and 1848 , was Abney , Esq . of Measham Hall , co . Leicester , and had issue ...
J. K. Stubbs , Measham P.C. Derb . NAVAL PROMOTIONS . Rev. J. Turner , Lancaster V. Lanc . Rev. ... H. B. S. Harris to be Master of the Earl of Leicester's Hospital , Warwick . Rev. ... Mrs. W. Hallowes , Rev. E. Everard , Bishop's Hull ...
Author: Sylvanus Urban (pseud. van Edward Cave.)Publish On: 1828
At St. ton Abney , of Measham Hall , co . Derby , Mary's , Marylebone , Capt . ... Wm . Col. dau . of the late Dr. Page , formerly Master of Monson , to Eliza , youngest dau . of Edmund Westminster School . Gent . Mag . May , 1828 .
At Roby Hall , co . Lancaster , to Caroline , fifth ... At St. ton Abney , of Measham Hall , co . ... Wm Col. dau , of the late Dr. Page , formerly Master of Monson , to Eliza , youngest dau . of Edmund Westminster School . Gent . Mag .