John Fisher

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The French Prisoners on Dartmoor

The French Prisoners on Dartmoor

THOUSANDS OF CAPTURED FRENCHMEN were imprisoned in Devon during the Napoleonic wars which, off-and-on, ran between 1803 and 1815.  Eleven thousand of them died here…
The girl in the window

The girl in the window

NOBODY KNOWS what Devon’s Saint Sidwell looked like but that hasn’t stopped artists, inspired by her tragic story,  depicting her image in both a statue…
Emma Hamilton’s family

Emma Hamilton’s family

WITH TRAFALGAR DAY AND NELSON very much in evidence in this issue it seems entirely appropriate to introduce the readers of this column to Lily…
Rule Britannia!

Rule Britannia!

AT FIRST GLANCE IT MAY NOT LOOK MUCH LIKE A SHIP, perched high and dry on a hill overlooking Devon’s beautiful Dart estuary but this…
What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

WESTWARD HO! in North Devon (population 2,112) is the only place in Great Britain with an exclamation mark in its name. It derives from the…
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