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The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park – ‘Leapt from a steamboat’
Recounts the story of Charles Edward Emery who tried to save a boy from drowning in the River Thames and lost his own life in the attempt.
Viking Greenwich and a Martyr’s Death
The church of St Alfege was built on the site of the martyrdom of St Ælfheah: the archbishop of Canterbury who, having been kidnapped by Vikings and taken to their camp at Greenwich, was battered to death with animal bones…
Peterborough’s Right-Hand Man
One of the most precious possessions of the monks of Peterborough was the incorrupt right arm of King Oswald. What was this relic? And how did it come to be installed in a chapel in Peterborough Abbey?