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Sea and the Cobb

Posted on: 12th April 2016

“The Cobb”, Lyme’s iconic man-made harbour wall, features in Jane Austen’s Persuasion published in of 1818 and John Fowles’ The French Lieutenant’s Woman of 1969. It was of great economic importance to the town and surrounding area, allowing it to develop as both a major port and a shipbuilding centre from the 13th century onwards…. READ MORE

Civil War and Rebellion

Posted on: 12th April 2016

The Civil War and the Siege of Lyme… Mary Tudor called Lyme ‘that heretic town’ and stopped an annual grant for maintenance of the Cobb. The town seems often to have been a thorn in the side of sovereigns: certainly it had a reputation for radical thinking on religious as well as political matters. So… READ MORE

Notable People of Lyme

Posted on: 12th April 2016

Geology, Palaeontology and Science William Buckland (1784 – 1856), palaeontologist – see related blog post Henry de La Beche (1796 – 1855), palaeontologist – see related blog post Mary Anning (1799 – 1847), palaeontologist Joseph Lister (1827 – 1912), pioneer of antiseptic surgery – see related blog post Royalty King Edward I, who granted the… READ MORE