Newstead Abbey
Blacke Dickon
Blacke Dickon: "The measure that was taken by the Sheriff of Nottingham to deal with robberies in this vicinity was of such a size to suggest we are talking about an army of outlaws."

The prosperity of this place when it was St. Mary's Priory - founded in 1172 - was based on wool. The monks discovered that that the outlaws here knew exactly when and who to hit to get this money travelling in and out of the Priory. It led to a complaint from here to the Sheriff of Nottingham who had to act...

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