is rich in romance and intrigue. As with other families there are noblemen, heroes and scoundrels.
Hopefully, with the help of interested Luttrells, amateur and professional researchers, and other knowledgeable internet surfers, we can bring much of this wonderful history into one virtual collection.
"Dominus Galfridus Louterell me fieri fecit"
'The Lord Geoffrey Luttrell
caused me to be made'
reads the inscription above the illustration of Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, his wife Agnes de Sutton, and daughter-in-law Beatrice le Scrope. The illustration is from "one of the most famous manuscripts in the world",
written and illuminated in England early in the 14th century for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell of Irnham in Lincolnshire. This Sir Geoffrey was the great-great grandson of Geoffrey Luttrell, a "privy counselor" to King John and a "Rebel Baron on the field in 1215" at the signing of the Magna Carta. This "original" Sir Geoffrey was very possibly the "father" of us all.
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All images on this site from
The Luttrell Psalter
are Copyright 1989 The British Library Board
This page was last updated on: March 30, 2014
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LONE SURVIVOR - a remarkably true story by Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell
With a documented history stretching back a thousand years, Dunster Castle on the Somerset coast is one of Britain’s oldest and most intriguing great buildings, its turrets evoking centuries of siege warfare, dark deeds, bloodshed and treachery.
Dunster’s rich and colourful story covers more than nine hundred years of intermittent warfare. Only two families have owned and occupied the castle,
from the Norman Conquest in 1066 which led to its construction right through to the 20th century. The Luttrells, the second of these families, remained in charge for 21 generations and six hundred years. These families and their knights, some worthy of their shining armour, others less honourable, brought peace and warfare, treachery and glory to the castle in equal measure down the years.
Jim Lee worked full time for the National Trust at Dunster Castle for 20 years. Few people are better qualified to tell its extraordinary story.