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Great Staughton and its people by Anthony Withers, Chapter 12

2000 Years of English History.


This book is about the remarkable people from this modest Huntingdonshire village who, over thepast 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 Chapter 12: George Wauton's 'trayned band' and the Armada


The second great monument in the Church of St Andrew is the elaborate tomb of Sir George Wauton, knight. As a scion of the Wauton dynasty, he led a colourful and influential life in the period of English history when the country faced its gravest danger since 1066. His greatest friend was Sir Oliver Cromwell and the Wauton/Walton family became inextricably linked with that of the future Protector.


Feedback is welcome: aw.staughton@gmail.com


NEXT WEEK: Chapter 13: Valentine Walton: curriculum vitae of a regicide


The next chapter of the book will be uploaded to the website on Monday November 7


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Tomb of Sir George Wauton
Tomb of Sir George Wauton



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