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Richard 1st – One time owner of Soham Manor
Tomb effigy of King Richard 1st of England. This image was taken by Soham Heritage and Tourism member: Elizabeth Johnston in May 2014 at Rouen Cathedral, France.

From 1194 Richard I usually assigned the Soham manor, or its income, sometimes in two equal shares worth £19 each, to those whom he wished to favour or oblige; among them were Adam, butler of his ally Adolf, archbishop of Cologne, (1194-5, 1199-1200), William of Ste.-Mére-Eglise, later bishop of London, (1195-6), and Ilbert de Carency (1198-9). Read More