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John Hawley

Famous Sons & Daughters No.3: John Hawley dominated Dartmouth life in the Middle Ages. A wealthy merchant and landowner, local politician, skilful mariner, privateer, battle hero, he was also a legendary pirate! Read more

Local History

In 1403 the people of Dartmouth knew they were at war – though it was not official. Breton knights were raiding, takings ships and burning towns including Plymouth. Read more

Local History