The History of  
Hinchingbrooke House  

the Hart of Hinchingbrooke



oliver cromwell

edward montagu


fourth earl

5th-7th earls

Eighth Earl

ninth earl





How We Did It

This web site is the product of E2BN - a project to install and use Broadband technology in schools.

Working with a consortium of schools - Hinchingbrooke, St Peters and our various feeder schools in and around Huntingdon - Graham Gossage, Phil Leverett and Duncan Grey acted as a steering group, and appointed a coordinator, Andy Blackwell, to encourage and guide the several schools.

The project launch was made by John Davitt with a wonderful mix of common sense and enthusiasm.

The History of Hinchingbrooke House seemed a natural choice for Hinchingbrooke School. The House is an important part of the school and learning about English history through it seems a very appropriate use of local resources.

A second and related focus was the English Civil War, which has many connections with Hinchingbrooke.

The final proposal integrated The House and the Civil War with five outcomes expected:

  1. A website to teach English history through Hinchingbrooke House
  2. A website to teach the English Civil War through Hinchingbrooke House
    Both of these websites to contain video clips
  3. A short film of Hinchingbrooke House for publicity to parents and history teaching of local studies
  4. A short film of the Civil War to be used in history teaching.
  5. The unedited footage to be used as a resource in A level media studies.

We are grateful to:

  • Historical Promos for providing re-enactors for our project.
  • The County Records Office staff in Huntingdon.
  • The BBC who gave us permission to use clips from their programme "The Portrait of Omai" which was filmed at Hinchingbrooke (using some actors from the school)
  • Diane Earl, Paul Springford and the staff of Psilogica for their help.

We are -

  • Duncan Grey (producer and director, web designer),
  • Giles Fullard (script writer, actor),
  • Doug Brechin (script writer and historical advisor),
  • John Cronin (curator and advisor),
  • Kevin Taylor (camera and editing)

    Also Lizzie Leach, Jenny O'Callaghan, Robert Simmons, Nick Boddington, Simon Priest, Ross Chisholm who assisted in various ways, especially filming.

Kevin filming at the gatehouse


Other Links

Using Photoshop to design Buttons

Using Dreamweaver to make Mouse Rollovers

Making pop-up windows

Converting from Video to Web clips

Creating a Poster Movie

The Script