There is less published biographical information about Ann and no portrait has been discovered. It would be a mistake though to assume that Ann was… Read More »Ann Elizabeth Baker and the Bakers of Hazelrigg House
Many present-day residents of Northampton will know of Hazelrigg House in Marefair. It’s likely though they will know little of the house’s former residents. It… Read More »George Baker and the Bakers of Hazelrigg House
The story of St Ragner (or Ragener) is well documented in Eleanor Parker’s highly recommended Dragon Lords. Teasing out the historical facts from the legend… Read More »Tracing the historical St Ragner of Northampton
The ‘1676 Compton Census’ was the first comprehensive survey of the numerical strength of Catholic and Protestant Nonconformity in England that can be used on… Read More »1676 Compton Census in Northamptonshire
Of the hundreds of people who work in the Moulton Park area of Northampton, few are probably aware that the ground on which they walk was formerly known as King’s Park and was indeed one of the King’s hunting parks.
ENGLAND’S MEMORABLE ACCIDENTS, 1642. Wednesday, the 26th October. The King’s Souldiers bare ransacked and spoiled the Lord Spencer’s house and Parke, neer Banbury, and the… Read More »1642: The course of the Civil War in Northamptonshire
A series of historical notes appeared in Northampton Mercury from February 1875 onwards and ran for the next ten years. Titled “Antiquarian Memoranda” they often contained… Read More »1646: More on Levellers in Northamptonshire