In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been for the past few months… my Ridout book is being printed…
The book is not just a revised edition of posts from this blog; there are additional facts and figures plus a transcription of the 1642 letter written by Walter Rydowte to the Almshouse brethren when they threatened to expel him for being a Roundhead. There is also a brand new chapter which deals with armoury – this describes and illustrates the coats of arms that have been used by two Ridout families and how they lead me to a hypothesis about just where the Sherborne Ridouts originated and to whom they may well be related.
I wrote this book because the internet is rather an ethereal medium on which to place more than a decade’s research; I wanted something substantial to hold in my hand and this is it. Just in time for Christmas (quite by accident I assure you!), the book is being sold by Lulu.com and is available to folk in the UK, US and probably everywhere else too. I hope you don’t think the book is expensive – I am just covering my costs. It was never about the money 🙂
Find the book here: BOOK
Happy Christmas, to those who celebrate it