Piracy and the Cinque Ports


By Rya

“From the remote past down to the middle of the fourteenth century.” writes Neville Wil­liams. “the line dividing legitimate trade from piracy was blurred, for one and the same individual followed what would later become four different professions—fisherman, trader. pirate and naval officer.” As there were no Continue reading Piracy and the Cinque Ports

Summary History of Rye 16

by Rya

Part 16 William Holloway, Historian of Rye

William Holloway was born on 1st August, 1785 at Emsworth in Hampshire of a merchant family. At the age of seven he was sent to Midhurst Grammar School, where he received a good classical education as well as a certain amount of Continue reading Summary History of Rye 16