Heya, Adventurers! This is J.K.’s friend Beth, reporting from England, where I had many culinary adventures and remembered to take pictures of some of them.
And where did I savour this delight? Here, at Brougham Castle, a mile and change outside Penrith. This is up in the Border Country, now Scotland, now England, with each side raiding the other on a fairly regular basis. Brougham (“Broom”) Castle was a Vieuxpont/Veteripont (and even spelled Vipont in places) stronghold. Some of the men died young. Robert rebelled against Henry III and died of wounds in a 1164 battle, leaving daughters Isabel and Idonea. They came out smelling like roses, marrying into the families of their guardians. For Isabel, it was Roger de Clifford, a marriage that really created a powerhouse family. Roger was the Sheriff of Westmorland, and when he died, Isabel took over as Sheriffess (yee haw!). She shared the financial proceeds that came along with her sister. And, yes, they’re on a Sandford maternal line.