Savage Fortune: An Aristocratic Family in the early Seventeenth Century

Volume Number: 49

Published: 2006

Edited and introduced by Lyn Boothman and Sir Richard Hyde-Parker. Sir Thomas (later Viscount) Savage married in 1602 and Melford Hall was just one property of many. The Savages prospered in service to the Stuart kings until Thomas died in 1635, but in 1642 his widow’s houses at St Osyth and Melford were sacked and she fell on hard times. The inventories taken after Thomas died are most illuminating.

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