Richard Dace's website

St George

Hastang Coat of Arms

Welcome to Richard Dace's website


I'm a history graduate and the content of this site reflects some of my fairly diverse historical interests. This includes the military service of my grandfather in the First World War, and a brief biography of Marmaduke Rawdon, an unusual Royalist colonel in the English Civil War.

The coat of arms is that of the Hastang family who were landowners in twelfth century Warwickshire and Staffordshire. There's nothing about them on this site but if you want to learn more the details of an article I have written about them can be found on the Publications page.

My favourite place?


Sainte Suzanne


Sainte-Suzanne is a medieval walled town in Mayenne, about 30km west of Le Mans.