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
£19.50
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.



-A-
Abbey Roll
Abbey Tour
Albert Harris
Annie's Doodlebug
Autographs
-B-
Battle Abbey Roll
Battle Film Festival 2004
Battle Memories
Battle Memories 1939-46
Battle Musicians
Battle Town Band
Battlefield vist
Bobs Doodlebug
Book Launch
-C-
Cenotaph 2005
Chronicon
Cinemas
-D-
David Arscott
Desmond Llewelyn
Documents
Dutchess_Guide Pt1.
Dutchess_Guide Pt2.
Dylan Goodwin
-E-
Eileen Harris (Mum)
Ewa Griffiths
-F-
Family at War
Festival of Britain 1951
Frank Chacksfield
-G-
Geoff Hutchinson
Geoff Hutchunson
George Charman's Pictures
Goble Family
Grace Family
Graham White in Oz 1951
Guestbook
Guestbook Archive
Gunpowder
-H-
HRH Princess Elizabeth
Harris Family
Hastings
Hob Knobbing
Home
Home Guard
Hugh West
hastings carnival
home-front
-I-
ITT Memories
Irish Guards
Isaac Ingall
Ivor White (Dad)
Ivor White (Dad)
-J-
James Morgan
Joan C Guyll
Joyces Doodlebug
-K-
Kolster Brands
-L-
Letters to Hannah
Links
Local Authors
-M-
Mabels Kitchen
Mary's Doodlebug
Memories
Mewett's
Moleneaux Family
My Dads Guide
My Family
-N-
Newsaper Articles
Normanhurst Court
-O-
Old Abbey Prints
-P-
Pageant 1932
Percival White
Photos
Photos 1920's
Photos 1930's
Photos 1950's
Press Cuttings 1
Press Cuttings 2
Press Cuttings 3
Press Cuttings 4
Press Photographer
-Q-
-R-
Re-Enactment
Richard Attenborough
Roy Pryce
-S-
South Lodge
South Lodge
Stella Stickland
Sybil and Albert
-T-
Territorial Army
Tobogganing
Travers Epitaph
-U-
Uncle Reg
-V-
Victoria Seymour
-W-
Walter White
Wartime Experiences
Winny and Monty 1955
Wood family
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-Y-
-Z-

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