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The Mowbray family, the great medieval dynasty and the original Dukes of Norfolk, were masters of all they surveyed in the Isle of Axholme. This illustrated talk, based on the book ‘The Mowbray Legacy’ by Marilyn Roberts, takes a look at some of the leading family members, their luxurious residence in Epworth and the lives of the ordinary people whose task it was to keep it going.

Marilyn Roberts was educated at Didsbury College, Manchester, and the University of Hull, from where she was awarded a Master’s Degree in the History and Politics of the Administration of Education in England and Wales. After having worked in education for a number of years, in the late 1990’s Marilyn embarked upon a new career as a writer and lecturer and has also been a Collections Care Co-ordinator at Epworth Old Rectory Museum, the childhood home of John and Charles Wesley.

The North Lincolnshire Museum

Oswald Road, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN15 7BD

01724 297055


Opening times

Mon – Sat , 10am –​ 4pm
Sun, 1pm –​ 4pm

We have maintained the usual Covid 19 precautions.

There are layouts which encourage social distancing, hand sanitiser is availbe at the entrance and in the vuene.

All staff wear a face covering, and in line with government guideance, customers are enocuraged to wear a face covering in enclosed spaces and where people are, they don't usually meet.

We have extra doors and windows open for ventilation.

There is a one way system in place, but to allow access for visitors who may need to use the lift for mobility issues, or those with very young children in prams, you may have to give way to those customers who will being going against the one way system.

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