Elizabeth I and Sandridge
By Daniel Hill
During the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I was in hiding. Whilst in hiding from Mary, she hid in Thrale Farm, Sandridge, concealed for several days, and escaped through Nomansland. Because of the service the Thrale’s showed to the future Queen by harbouring her; when she came into power, she rewarded the Thrale family with arms and a broad arrow.
Source: HALS Library, “Historic Sandridge Revisited” By Edward Giles and Richard William Thrale, Edited by Janet R Rose