Peter Dolby was born in Oakham, the county town of England’s smallest county, Rutland, in 1932. After meeting so many people who had never heard of the place he decided to put together and account of the notable events and people having connections with this area of the East Midlands 90 miles North of London, England. He certainly leaves us with a long list of world famous people and events, tracing their roots to this part of the map. He follows the lives of a succession of powerful national leaders from the area who virtually controlled the reigns of Elizabeth 1, James 1, and Charles1, showing how they deftly handled the often fatal religious extremities of the times to the country’s advantage and theirs.
Many well known people throughout the world today, in a wealth of different professions and sports, owe their education to the famous local public schools.
The main reason for writing this book is to provide an interesting and easily accessible account of the major personalities and events connected with the area