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Elizabethan Star Chamber Project

The Elizabethan Star Chamber Project, hosted by AALT at the University of Houston, is putting county names on cases in TNA STAC 5 (Records of the Court of Star Chamber in the reign of Elizabeth). There are now sufficient cases identified to make the web site interesting to local historians.  Secretary hand is not for

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Collective Names given to Devon Villagers

I am in the midst of bringing together the collective names given to Devon villagers.  Some of these nicknames were noted by the Devonshire Association in the late 1800s and early 1900s but many others appear not to have been collected.  For example, I know that in Cadbury the villagers were known as Cocks and

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DHS Web Site

Welcome to the new Devon History Society web site. The site has been designed and built by Richard Connett of Moleweb, www.moleweb.co.uk/, and, as can be seen, is much improved over the old site. The key features are: The new site is clearer and less cluttered News items are now listed separately from other posts Events appear

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Prize for Archaeologist Jan Oke

The University of Exeter’s Archaeology Department has announced that a prestigious bursary set up in partnership with Fairlynch Museum, Budleigh Salterton has been awarded to Little Knowle resident Jan Oke. Jan is the third recipient of the Angela & Tony Colmer Bursary, established to honour the husband and wife team who devoted many years as

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