Mr Harrison is Missing - The Campden Wonder, a True Story?, by Jill Wilson

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Mr Harrison is Missing - The Campden Wonder, a True Story?, by Jill Wilson
Mr Harrison is Missing - The Campden Wonder, a True Story?, by Jill Wilson

Published by the Campden & District History & Archaeological Society in 2010, 40 pages. A5 size booklet (N5826)

The Campden Wonder is the name given to events surrounding the return of a man thought murdered from the town of Chipping Campden (in Gloucestershire) in the 17th century. A servant, his mother and brother were all hanged for killing their master, but following the man's return, it became clear that no murder ever took place. The story attracted popular attention in England in the years 1660–1662....

From the introduction: In 1676, sixteen years after the beginning of the strange events known from that day to this as the 'Campden Wonder', a pamphlet was published in London setting out the facts as the local magistrate, Sir Thomas Overbury, knew them. Most printed ballads and some London news-sheets of the time had attributed the whole affair to witchcraft and it may be that his intention was to show that there was a more mundane explanation. Nevertheless even today the full truth is not known... The following account retells the story told in the pamphlet of 1676 in the context of the seventeenth century, together with information from other contemporary sources and the results of more recent studies.

Condition of the booklet is excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, with only very minor nibbling along the edges, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover
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