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Bredon Church and John Prideaux

Bredon Church and John Prideaux

I called in at Bredon Church to see the grave site of Bishop John Prideaux. He spent his last years living with his daughter and son in law and was buried at the church following a large and well attended funeral. Details of his life, death, will

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The Great Fire of London 1666

The Great Fire of London 1666

Life in England in the 1600’s beautifully animated. The Bishop and the Witch.

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Early 17th Century England

Early 17th Century England

The Bishop and The Witch and Shudder are very different stories, but this film by Pudding Lane Productions  illustrates both very well. Early 17th Century England was a fantastical place. I had similar images in my mind when writing both books. Although this film, created by six

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Bishop John Prideaux – His Will

Bishop John Prideaux – His Will

Below is a copy of the Last Will and Testament of Bishop John Prideaux. It was proved on the 20th September 1650 and the original copy of this will  has been lost in the Public Records Office. The will was written on the 20th June 1650, a month

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Bishop John Prideaux 1578-1650

Bishop John Prideaux  1578-1650

               

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John Prideaux Bishop of Worcester – Biography

John Prideaux Bishop of Worcester – Biography

  Born in Stowford, Devon 17th September 1578 Died at Bredon, Worcestershire 29th July 1650  (aged 72 years) of a fever Buried at Bredon, Worcestershire 16th August 1650 Married in 1612, Anne Goodwin, daughter of William Goodwin. Died  August 11th 1627 and buried in St. Michael’s, Oxford

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Bishop John Prideaux 1578 – 1650

Bishop John Prideaux 1578 – 1650

  Bishop John Prideaux is the star of A A Prideaux’s novel, The Bishop and The Witch. As such, his life and history is dramatised in that novel and subsequent novels in the series.  Here I attach the Authors Epilogue to the book and the Bibliography.  

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John Prideaux 1505 – 1568

John Prideaux 1505 – 1568

  John Prideaux stars in the book A Ghost Story .   The book is set in Harford, near Stowford on Devon. He also is mentioned in the book. The Bishop and The Witch.     The story is about the Bishop of Worcester and is set in

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Richard de Pridias Lord of Prideaux 1160 – 1225

Richard de Pridias Lord of Prideaux   1160 – 1225

Richard de Pridias, Lord of Prideaux was the son of Nicholas. He lived through the reigns of Henry II, Richard the Lion heart, John and Henry III, the latter being famous for pointless wars and extortionate taxation. He was however, one of the greatest patrons of medieval

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The Library

The Library

Quite a lot happens in the library in Mill Town  and here is one library I visited with friends which was an inspiration for it. I love libraries and books. I have hundreds of them, many first editions and lots are  leather bound.  The oldest book I have was published in

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