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Lightning bolt strikes church in Cornwall

Madeleine Davies

by Madeleine Davies

Posted: 01 Feb 2013 @ 12:16

IN 1638, the church tower of St Pancras's, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, was struck by lightning. Four worshippers were killed, and the building was severely damaged. Within a week, a pamphlet had been published in London, describing the "most strange and lamentable accidents" as evidence of "God's visible judgements, and terrible remonstrances"; within 20 years, the incident was being cited in a pamphlet addressed to Oliver Cromwell attacking steeples as ...

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