Introducing the Woodforde Story

This is the story of a family whose exploits, adventures and relationships have been recorded for over seven hundred years.  Diaries from several generations tell of love affairs, shipwrecks and subterfuge. A medieval cartulary records land transactions from as early as 1317.

Since the fifteenth century, members of the Woodforde family have written about their lives and created documents in the course of their professions as lawyers, clergymen, artists, musicians, soldiers and writers.