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WATCH: Adrian Tinniswood: The Verneys

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Adrian joins us to discuss his 2007 on the Verneys, a north Buckinghamshire dynasty dating back hundreds of years. The Verneys are perhaps better known these days for their links to Florence Nightingale and her time spent at their estate in Claydon. However, Adrian’s talk takes us further back to discover the, by turn, volatile, heroic, and always outrageous Verneys of the 17th Century – speaking of them easily, as though they are beloved, but wild, friends…

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  1. My second favorite book that you have written! I’m so happy that I am able to watch this!! Thank you Adrian!!

  2. Thank you Adrian you have certainly whetted my appetite I would love to read more about the Verney’s, I understand you have written a book!!

  3. A wonderful insight into the life of the Verneys. I am extremely interested in them as my 6x-great-grandparents Thomas Bailey and his wife Jane lived in the parish and there is a Bailey tomb in the churchyard of the Claydon estate. However, we can’t find a record of Thomas Bailey being buried there, although his wife and son Thomas are. Thomas senior made his will in 1766 and it was proved in 1767. Thank you, Adrian. I agree that the sub-titles were dreadful.

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