The Fall & Rise of the de Braose Dynasty

The Fall of the de Braose Family
The de Braose family, the Lords of Bramber, played a significant role in the history of England from their seat in the Adur Valley. The presentation will bring to life the turbulent times of the Anarchy ‘When Christ and His Saints Slept’. You will hear of the ‘Ogre of Abergavenny’ whose wife and child fell victim to King John’s rage, of the bishop who built cathedrals and opposed the King, and of his brother the baron who regained the family’s status and lands. A talk by John & Jeanette Simpson to Beeding & Bramber Local History Society on January 7th at 7:45pm in Upper Beeding Village Hall.