John E. Vigar MA, FSA Scot., FRSA

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John Vigar has been described as “one of the most popular commentators on English history” This website will introduce you to some of his activities

 

 

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Exploring Kent ChurchesThe Church’s RestorationChurches in RetirementBedrooms, Banquets and BallsLeave No Stone UnturnedLittle Known Treasures in Norfolk ChurchesFor Weddings, Baptisms and FuneralsBritain with BetjemanCurious KentCrenels and MerlonsMurder, Sex and Mayhem in English ChurchesSuperior Seats

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Monday 9th December promised fine weather, so I had arranged to meet my friend Gary from Lincoln and to go on a churchcrawl to 12 churches. We met at Horncastle, a lovely little town with a stately, though Victorianised, church.Our first target was L...
This week marks the 316th anniversary of one of the worst storms recorded in England. About a third of our naval ships were lost at sea whilst on land destruction was on a huge scale. In London alone 2000 chimneystacks collapsed with great loss of li...
If you would like to spend more time with John Vigar why not consider a short course at Denman College near Abingdon, Oxfordshire? Courses are open to all and accommodation is in ensuite rooms. Here are courses for 2020.An armchair guide to English P...
As I write this post the timbers are still smouldering at Wimbotsham church in west Norfolk. This is the most recent of what seems to have been a rash of fires in medieval churches. Wimbotsham church is essentially Norman in date with fine Roman...

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