People of St Osyth

Come and meet some of the interesting personalities whose lives, for a time, enriched the colourful tapestry of St Osyth's past.

Who was St Osyth and why was she being married to a King?

Thomas Cromwell was owner of the Priory for exactly one year but why did he lose his head!

Why did the unfortunate Countess Elizabeth, mother of nineteen, living in luxury at the Priory, end up as a pauper?

What of the Black Canons of the Priory, were they always as good as they should be?

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