In Search of Scrooby Manor
By Sue Allan
Paperback, 108 pages
Not for over a hundred years has anyone studied the history of Scrooby Manor with such care as Sue Allan now presents in her new book. Re-examining manuscripts and adding many previously unknown, she has built up a documentary basis for interpreting the remains of what was once a magnificent structure of more than thirty rooms, including a chapel now recognized as part of the existing house.
Through Sue’s tireless research we are enabled to imagine this grand manor of the Archbishops’ of York, where William Brewster, the leading layman of the Pilgrims grew up and where the Pilgrims came together in secret as they attempted to create a true church, yet found themselves forced to plan their escape from England to Holland. In 1620 they would go further to found the first English colony in New England.