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Great Staughton and its people by Anthony Withers, Chapter 1 & 2

2000 Years of English History.

This book is about the remarkable people from this modest Huntingdonshire village who, over the past two millennia of England’s history, exercised power and influence both locally and on the national stage. The book gives a detailed biography of each of these characters, setting their lives in the wider context of English history from the time of the Romans to the present day.

An introduction to Chapters 1 and 2

Chapter 1 sets the village in its geographical and historical context, telling its story from the Prehistoric eras, highlighting some of the interesting archaeological discoveries unearthed in the area before the settlement became Great Staughton. For hundreds of years the village was divided into six separate districts, now merged into the large parish of Great Staughton. William Campden recorded his impressions of the county, whilst the other great local historian, John Leland, recounted his itinerary which included a visit to Great Staughton.

Chapter 2 is devoted to the Church of St Andrew and its monuments, tombs, memorials and brasses, which provided the inspiration for the detailed history revealed in the book. The chapter also serves as a signpost, indicating the chapters in which particular people’s lives and actions are described.

Click the PDF below to read Chapters 1 & 2.

Chapters 1 and 2
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