Historical Society

PUBLISHED: 16:00 09 March 2007 | UPDATED: 10:14 31 May 2010

In February, Professor Anthony Tuck gave an insight into the political life of the 12th and 13th centuries, following the Norman Conquest of 1066. He spoke of a powerful Essex family, Anglo-Norman by birth, which took the name of Clavering. The family mov

In February, Professor Anthony Tuck gave an insight into the political life of the 12th and 13th centuries, following the Norman Conquest of 1066. He spoke of a powerful Essex family, Anglo-Norman by birth, which took the name of Clavering. The family moved to Northumbria, where they strengthened the Norman kings' authority in the north of the country. For many years they did well, but the Scots were more aggressive and Northumbrian noblemen found themselves waging continual battles. Exhausted, the main branch of this once powerful family died out leaving their name behind in our Essex village of Clavering.

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