The nice thing about being away in the sunshine without distractions, is that you can clear your head and not be distracted by the mundane things in daily life.

The end result is that I have been able to flesh out the bare details of each of the residents, with the sole exception of Charles Talbot, who inherited Lacock on the death of his father, William Henry Fox Talbot. The reason for this omission, is that I am simply not that happy with the information that I can find out about him on the internet. I know that I have a fair amount of documentation relating to him at home, so that will have to wait for another couple of weeks.

Apart from that, I am pleased with the way the site is developing and although still rough around the edges, at least shows me the direction is as I intended.

One of the things you rapidly learn about history, is that our understanding of any given subject is always changing, as more facts become known and understood. As an example, in 2015 the Magna Carta celebrations brought a wider appreciation of what the various issues represent. The sum total of knowledge about Magna Carta prior to 2015, was that it was signed at Runnymede on 15th June 1215, which of course is wrong to start with.

The Lacock 1225 Magna Carta turns out to have been of far more significance and is only now being appreciated, not the least of which is by the current custodians of Lacock, the National Trust. More of that interesting subject another day.
The 1225 Lacock Magna Carta





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