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Episode 3 – Odo in Puttenham 1082

This is the third of three episodes in the life of the famous Bishop Odo, half-brother of William the Conqueror and Lord of Puttenham Manor in the 11th Century. These episodes describe Odo’s thoughts and motivations during three visits to Puttenham one before the Norman Conquest and two afterwards. It combines factual information about the village and the country during that time, with insights into the motivation that brought about the Norman Conquest and William’s subsequent reign over England.

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Puttenham

Episode 2 – Odo in Puttenham, 1068

This is the second of three episodes in the life of the famous Bishop Odo, half-brother of William the Conqueror and Lord of Puttenham Manor in the 11th Century. These episodes describe Odo’s thoughts and motivations during three visits to Puttenham one before the Norman Conquest and two afterwards. It combines factual information about the village and the country during that time, with insights into the motivation that brought about the Norman Conquest and William’s subsequent reign over England.

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Donated by Elaine Smith
Village News

Summer of 1940 in Long Marston

Congratulations to Long Marston cricket club on their half-century at Marlins. When I was a child, Marlins was one of several areas of allotments in Long Marston, but by the early 1960s times had changed and people were no longer urged to “Dig for Victory” as they had been during WW2.

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Puttenham

Episode 1 – Odo in Puttenham, 1051

This is the first of three episodes in the life of the famous Bishop Odo, half-brother of William the Conqueror and Lord of Puttenham Manor in the 11th Century. These episodes describe Odo’s thoughts and motivations during three visits to Puttenham one before the Norman Conquest and two afterwards. It combines factual information about the village and the country during that time, with insights into the motivation that brought about the Norman Conquest and William’s subsequent reign over England.

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Hertfordshire’s Last Witch Hunt

Episode 5; The Reverend Roland Johnson’s Story; July 30th 1751

This is the last of a series of imagined scenarios based on the widely known story of Hertfordshire’s Last Witch Hunt, as seen by five of the individuals involved, It is broadly based on the known facts from published accounts but a number of other assumed facts and conversations have been introduced to add context and make it easier to read. We have also condensed the timescale to bring the early part of the story to life.

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