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Did you know that while a curate at Horbury Bridge near Wakefield Sabine Baring-Gould wrote the words to Onward Christian soldiers, while simultaneously compiling the first serious work in English on werewolves? Both the hymn and The Book of Were-Wolves were finished in 1865. He explored lycanthropy as folklore and psychological phenomenon but obviously enjoyed the gore too.

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Barbara Hepworth
Charles Yonge
Cyril Knowles
David Mercer
David Storey
Geoffrey Boycott
George Gissing
John Radcliffe
Kenneth Leighton
Martin Frobisher

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Brit Quote:
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust? - George Eliot
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On this day:
Battle of Naseby - 1645, Babbage Proposes Proto-Computer - 1822, End of Falklands War - 1982
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