Richard Earl of Cornwall and King of Almayne 1209-1272, by A.C.B. Urwin, subtitled 'Lord of the Manors of Isleworth and Twickenham'

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Richard Earl of Cornwall and King of Almayne 1209-1272, by A.C.B. Urwin, subtitled 'Lord of the Manors of Isleworth and Twickenham'
Richard Earl of Cornwall and King of Almayne 1209-1272, by A.C.B. Urwin, subtitled 'Lord of the Manors of Isleworth and Twickenham'

Booklet published by the Twickenham Local History Society in 1995, 54 pages. A5 size booklet (N6148X1)

This booklet provides a short account of Richard of Cornwall, a 13th century nobleman who was the only Englishman to ever be declared Holy Roman Emperor. The book is divided into two parts, with the first looking at Richard's life, and the second part exploring the manors of Isleworth and Twickenham at that time.

From the foreword: Richard, created Earl of Cornwall by his brother, King Henry III, was the second son of King John, born in 1209 and christened in Winchester after his uncle, King Richard the Lionheart. Later, in 1257, he was elected and crowned the King of Germany (variously spelled Almain or Almayne) at Aachen, but he is often described as King of the Romans, as the prospective Holy Roman Emperor. He was vastly wealthy, very involved in the politics of England, particu­larly in the troubles between the King and the Barons, well known and active in Europe, and the leader in 1240 of a Crusade to the Holy Land.

The Hundred of Isleworth, with Isleworth and Twickenham the major villages, was his nearest base to the Court in London. Here he built a moated stone Manor House, in Isleworth, and enclosed the large Isleworth (later renamed Twickenham) Park. His activities here were to start the growth and development of Isleworth and Twickenham...


Condition of the booklet is generally good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs and blemishes, but the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
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