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A Further Account of the Hacker Family
Second Edition with the latest research will be available soon
Nottinghamshire in the 16th and 17th centuries was home to the wealthy and powerful Hacker family. The English Civil War caused a rift in the family, with Colonel Francis Hacker taking the Parliamentarian side while his father and two brothers remained loyal to the king.
Francis Hacker was a leading colonel in the New Model Army, and he became one of Oliver Cromwell’s most trusted soldiers. This ultimately led to Francis’s execution on 19th October 1660 when he was hanged as a traitor for his part in the proceedings that led to the beheading of King Charles I in 1649.
This book is a focused research project on Colonel Francis Hacker's genealogy, primarily his direct ancestors and descendants. It helps dispel some of the myths and legends surrounding their family tree.
The Stathern Moulde Cachers
This booklet was inspired by the names of two 17th-century molecatchers found in the Stathern Churchwardens Accounts. The more we dug into the history of mole catching, the more we wanted to dig deeper, and this is the story that we uncovered. It is a tale of epic persecution on a monumental scale that leaves people undecided on the scales of justice to this very day. Take time to read our story, weigh up the pros and cons, and make your own judgement.
Richard Thomas Parker
The last man to be publicly hanged in Nottingham
Written by a family descendant, this is a true account of the events leading up to the hanging of Richard Thomas Parker, on 10th August 1864, Nottingham, for the murder of his mother at Fiskerton, Nottinghamshire. Parker was twenty-nine years old and the last man to be publicly hanged in Nottingham.
It is 1903; beautiful and passionate Gloria Armstrong waits on the snowy steps of the Durham register office, she is eighteen years old and pregnant. Knowing her domineering father will be outraged, she has eloped to marry her handsome fiancé, aspiring doctor Gerald Phelps. They return to London, and Gloria is thrust into the world of an upper-class doctor's wife. It would appear she has it all, but haunted by a gypsy woman's prediction that she will never find true happiness, will her hasty marriage stand the test of time?
A towery novel telling how Gloria’s emotionally charged life shapes her transition from girl to woman. Even two world wars could not extinguish something so beautiful. A must-read and a friend you most definitely will return to again and again.
"Steady As She Goes"
The poignant wartime recollections of a WWII Navy ‘medic’
Eighteen-year-old Ted joined the Royal Navy in 1943 as a medic; he wanted to preserve life. WWII had been raging for four years but for Ted, it was a journey into the unknown, with the threat of death a constant companion. Yet, he didn't dwell on the dark side of life, enjoying himself as much as he could before the D-Day landings of 1944, and the liberation of Europe began. Told as a touching conversation between father and daughter in his latter years, this short story recounts his memories of that time.