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Queen Philippa of Hainault – One time owner of Soham Manor

King Edward III of England, included the whole of Soham manor, reunited as part of the royal demesne, in the…

Richard 1st – One time owner of Soham Manor

From 1194 Richard I usually assigned the Soham manor, or its income, sometimes in two equal shares worth £19 each,…

Sir Philip Basset

  Sir Philip Basset – Medieval knight and more… Sir Philip Basset was a knight of Soham in Cambridgeshire and…

Reverents Rust and Ram

Rev. Rust Rev. John Cyprian Rust – Vicar, Councillor, Governor, Philanthropist, Writer and Fund Raiser. Born in 1841, the son…

Fen & Lodes

A Fen is the local term for an individual area of marshland or former marshland and also designates the type…

Anna and Etheldreda

Anna or Onna, was king of East Anglia from the early 640s until his death. He was a member of the Wuffingas…

St Felix and his Soham Abbey?
St. Felix Stained Glass Window

St. Felix St Felix – an extract from the 1884 Soham Parochial Magazine. There is only a vague and uncertain…

Dissimilar Chapels

Soham’s Cemetery Chapels   One of the last outbreaks of cholera in the country took place on Soham’s East and…

The de Burgh Brothers

The de Burgh Brothers Hubert and Geoffrey in detail Hubert De Burgh entered the service of Prince John by 1198,…

Beaker People

The Beaker Period While the Neolithic cultures were flourishing, fresh bands of continental immigrants entered Britain. These were the Beaker…

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