Peter de Heyno

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Peter de Heyno was the Lord of Stenbury, Isle of Wight under Edward III.[1]

In 1377 a raiding force of French and Castilians invaded the Isle of Wight and burnt Yarmouth and Newtown which he had to defend.[2] They laid siege to Carisbrooke Castle during which Peter de Heyno killed their leader with an arrow from his "silver bow" fired through a loophole in the battlements known as "De Heyno's Loop". The French were defeated in a sally by the defenders led by the commander Sir Hugh Tyrell and withdrew after payment of a bribe.


Adrian Searle. Walking Isle of Wight History, Dovecote Press