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Mary Delorme

Mary Delorme takes the reader on a historical visit to Whaddon-in-Semington.

The author of the History of My Own Time was both a keen churchman and a compulsive writer. Mary Delorme describes how Burnet's style, whether graphic, humorous or pompous, was usually as free and expansive as the historian himself.

'I speak of the Golden-Vale, the Lombardy of Herefordshire, the Garden of the Old Gallants, and Paradice of the backside of the Principallitie', wrote Rowland Vaughan. Mary Delorme introduces the exponent of an early irrigation system.

Mary Delorme considers the career and contribution of a pioneering female historian, who widened her scope beyond that of the traditional romantic biographer.