Roy Pryce

Battle Abbey and the Websters by Roy Pryce
About the book :
              Hardcover, 230 pages, 8 of them in Colour and many Black and White Illustrations
              On sale at Battle Abbey, Nick Whistler's and other local bookshops
ISBN 0-9528093-1-1

This book tells for the first time the full dramatic story of the Websters who owned Battle Abbey for more than two hundred years between 1721 and 1976.

Driving ambition and great wealth was followed by profligacy on an heroic scale, chronic debt, sexual adventures, importunate mistresses, illegitimate children, disease, lunacy, suicides and early deaths.

During their ownership the Abbey was neglected for long periods.
Yet by the time the Websters left it had become a renowned and much-visited part of our national heritage.

Based on extensive new research but written for the general reader, this book is a revealing and very readable addition to the literature about Battle Abbey.
About the author :
Roy Pryce has lived in East Sussex for most of the past 40 years.
A former professor at the University of Sussex he has published books on Heathfield Park (1966), Rotherfield Hall (2001), and Heathfield and Waldron: An illustrated history (2000). He read history at the University of Cambridge where he obtained a Double First and a Doctorate: he was subsequently a Research Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and St Antony's College, Oxford

Photos:   Ivor N White
'Battle Abbey and the Websters' was launched on Saturday 26th November 2005 in the Function Room at Battle Abbey where friends and family gathered to get their first sight of the book and soak up some of the atmosphere of this most appropriate location.

Abbey Roll
Abbey Tour
Albert Harris
Annie's Doodlebug
Battle Abbey Roll
Battle Film Festival 2004
Battle Memories
Battle Memories 1939-46
Battle Musicians
Battle Town Band
Battlefield vist
Bobs Doodlebug
Book Launch
Cenotaph 2005
David Arscott
Desmond Llewelyn
Dutchess_Guide Pt1.
Dutchess_Guide Pt2.
Dylan Goodwin
Eileen Harris (Mum)
Ewa Griffiths
Family at War
Festival of Britain 1951
Frank Chacksfield
Geoff Hutchinson
Geoff Hutchunson
George Charman's Pictures
Goble Family
Grace Family
Graham White in Oz 1951
Guestbook Archive
HRH Princess Elizabeth
Harris Family
Hob Knobbing
Home Guard
Hugh West
hastings carnival
ITT Memories
Irish Guards
Isaac Ingall
Ivor White (Dad)
Ivor White (Dad)
James Morgan
Joan C Guyll
Joyces Doodlebug
Kolster Brands
Letters to Hannah
Local Authors
Mabels Kitchen
Mary's Doodlebug
Moleneaux Family
My Dads Guide
My Family
Newsaper Articles
Normanhurst Court
Old Abbey Prints
Pageant 1932
Percival White
Photos 1920's
Photos 1930's
Photos 1950's
Press Cuttings 1
Press Cuttings 2
Press Cuttings 3
Press Cuttings 4
Press Photographer
Richard Attenborough
Roy Pryce
South Lodge
South Lodge
Stella Stickland
Sybil and Albert
Territorial Army
Travers Epitaph
Uncle Reg
Victoria Seymour
Walter White
Wartime Experiences
Winny and Monty 1955
Wood family

Last Updated 2015