Region’s link to bloody day in English history


Thurrock Nub News’ history writer Susan Yates brings a personal connection to her latest feature on days gone by in the borough.

RICHARD Brito, or Richard le Bret as he was also known, was the son of Simon le Bret. Richard held lands in Long Sutton, Somerset and Sandford Bret (named after the family).

One of his near neighbours was Sir Reginald FitzUrse, born 1145, who inherited the manor of Williton, Somerset from his father Richard FitzUrse on his death in 1168.

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