Coincidentally, and to my delight and surprise - a week after I posted this trio of pieces inspired by Coldridge and the unsolved Edward V affair the mystery has made national news, I believe for the first time, Here is a link to the version published in The Mail. I've not read the first account in The Telegraph as I don't subscribe to that paper but see Edward V The Coldridge Mystery and it's also available on Yahoo Part 1 Setting the Scene/s ‘And finally did Elizabeth Wydville who died in 1492 in Bermondsey Abbey go to her grave with the knowledge that at least one of her sons was safe and living in rural Devon on his half-brother’s property?’ MedievalPotporri ‘When the princes’ mother, Elizabeth Woodville, sent her daughters out of sanctuary and into Richard III’s care in spring 1484, can she really have believed he had killed his nephews months earlier? Her daughters were a threat to Richard; the eldest, Elizabeth of York, was to marry Henry Tudor if he could win
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Letters and Journals written by Two Women from the C19 Devon Buller family - 2. 'Balls, the Boys, & Barricane Beach'; Barbara Kirkpatrick Buller's Devon Diaries.
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First page of Barbara Buller's Devon diary circa 1820 Reproduced by kind permission of Devon Archives & Local Studies, DHC 5870M/F/1-5870M/F/2 . The Devon Heritage Centre holds a file of a diary kept by Barbara Isabella Buller, nee Kirkpatrick, its provenance attributed to South Molton (fl 1820). It’s listed on Discovery. When I first noticed the file something prompted me to take a second look. A diary kept two hundred years ago by a woman whose name was unfamiliar sounded intriguing. I assumed Barbara to be a woman from the Devon locality, but (although aware of Buller family links with Kingsnympton) , was puzzled by the apparent connection of someone from the family with South Molton . I began to google the diarist’s name, not really expecting to find much information about her. I was surprised to find that Barbara came from one of the topmost privileged and colorful families of her time, the Kirkpatricks, many of whose menfolk had prestigious caree