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Great Staughton and its people by Anthony Withers, Chapter 22

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 22: Call of Duty

For more than two decades Britain and its allies were in a desperate struggle to combat the imperial designs of Napoleon Bonaparte and it was into this world that the Duberly family, now installed in their mansion in Staughton, began their two centuries of service to the Crown. It was James Duberly, son of James and Rebecca, who served under the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsula War in Spain and Portugal and later in the decisive battle at Waterloo.

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NEXT WEEK: Chapter 23: Snapshots of nineteenth-century Great Staughton

The next chapter of the book will be uploaded to the website on Monday February 20

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