The Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries

Created by Sylvia M Everitt MBE

Fourteenth Century Panel

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Whittington Manor from the Staffordshire Millennium EmbroideriesThis vignette was a late comer to the panel. Any reader who possesses one of the original postcards printed before Sylvia decided that she couldn't ignore the Whittington Manor House at Kinver will find a different motif directly above the Black Death scene. Having already written about the famine scene originally depicted on the panel, I groused when I saw the 14th century panel back on the frame and the new scene being worked. 'Well, I couldn;t ignore Whittington Manor House, could I?" Sylvia pouted, "after all, it's not every county that has its own Pantomime character"
Sir William de Whittington owned the whole of Kinver where he built his oak framed manor house in 1310. William was the grandfather of Dick Whittington, Lord Mayor of London and this being the case, it rather belies the tale that young Dick was a poor youth when he set off to make his fortune.
The manor house was sold in 1352 to Thomas de Lowe and it was his great-grand-daughter who married into the Grey family thus bringing the property ultimately to the uncle of Lady Jane Grey who became Queen of England for nine days. The tragic young Jane spent part of her childhood in her uncle's care at the manor house and there are rumours of her haunting one of the staircases there. Now read on.....

The above extract is from the book written by Dianne Mannering about the history of Staffordshire woven into Sylvia Everitt's embroideries. Click here to find out more about the book or to buy a signed copy




The Famine Scene vignette was replaced by the Whittington Manor House scene



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