Learn More About the History of Rye
The History of Rye Castle Museum
By Allan Downend, slightly adapted from the booklet An Introduction to Rye Castle Museum (1999) with some additional information from Geoffrey S Bagley and from Kenneth M Clark The Story of the Ypres Tower and Rye Museum (1975).
More on Medieval Rye
First posted in Invasion Coast, Rye Buildings and Defences, Rye Streets, Rye Town History
The Story of Romney Marsh
Much of this article was provided by Jill Eddison, then with the Romney Marsh Research Trust.
Lamb House, Henry James and E F Benson
Rye’s Harbour in Tudor Times
Note: this series of articles are about the old port of Rye at the confluence of the Rother, Tillingham and Brede Rivers. Rye Harbour is a separate community nearer the sea developed in the 19th century.
by Jean Floyd.
Mermaid Street 1891
By Sheila Maddock
Rye Pottery: nearly 250 years of collectability
By Tarquin & Biddy Cole
Pre Roman & Roman Times
By Jo Kirkham who is the principal author of all Invasion Coast articles.
Norman & Medieval Times 1066 – 1485
by Jo Kirkham
Ship Building in Rye
Rye’s Shipbuilding Industry
Text slightly adapted from an article by John Collard (1998)
Smuggling in Rye and on Romney Marsh
A Brief History of Local ‘Free Trade’
by Daphne Message
by Vivienne Challans
Vivienne is the granddaughter of Thomas L. Green who produced Tunbridge ware at Rye Mosaics on Market Road