Lightning bolt strikes church in Cornwall
IN 1638, the church tower ofSt Pancras's, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, was struck by lightning. Fourworshippers were killed, and the building was severely damaged.Within a week, a pamphlet had been published in London, describingthe "most strange and lamentable accidents" as evidence of "God'svisible judgements, and terrible remonstrances"; within 20 years,the incident was being cited in a pamphlet addressed to OliverCromwell attacking steeples as ...
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