Ancient churches and graveyards

If you like history and visiting medieval towns and ancient churches, I would recommend you to come down to Sussex. A lot of towns in East and West Sussex are steeped in history and can be fascinating places to visit. Connecting past, present and future and … spirits. I always enjoyed visiting ancient churches and […]

Special Thanks

I would like to thank the following people who have helped me shaping and developing this book into what it is now. My husband Michael for his ongoing support and constructive feedback during the writing and reviewing process. It really meant a lot to me. My editor Jayne Raven (pen name Charlie Raven) for giving […]

War Memorial in Lewes

On a summer’s day in July 1555 Deryk Carver was standing at the bottom of the stone steps of the Star Inn in Lewes moments before he was burned at the stake for heresy. It’s where Deryk’s life ended but is where the story of ‘The Black Lion’ begins. The first time I visited Lewes […]

Behind the scenes

Outside ‘The Black Lion’ is a plaque denoting this pub as a former dwelling of ‘Deryk Carver -first Protestant martyr burnt at Lewes July 22nd 1555 lived in this brewery. Reconstructed 1974’. Many of the people who live in Brighton, or have visited Brighton, probably know ‘The Cricketers’ and the pub next to it, ‘The […]