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Great Staughton and its people by Anthony Withers, Chapter 17

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 Chapter 17: The Handasyds, father and son

By its size alone the Handasyd memorial in the Gaynes chapel ranks as one of the most impressive of all the church’s many distinguished monuments. The story of the Handasyd’s lengthy military service, covering much of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries casts an interesting light on England’s growing power and influence amidst conflict in Europe and America.

Progress report on the book

Over the past month or so I have been busy revising and editing the book in preparation for its eventual publication as a hardback, paperback and e-book. The illustrations are being selected and the next stage will be to incorporate them in the book. More details to follow as work progresses.

Feedback is welcome:

NEXT WEEK: Chapter 18: Mr Duberly acquires an estate in Staughton

The next chapter of the book will be uploaded to the website on Monday January 16 2023

Click the PDF below to read Chapter 17.

Chapter 17
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