Bloody British History Chelmsford

OOD JUDGES, NOBLE judges, and downright evil ones have sat in judgement at Chelmsford, from Sir Robert Tresilian and his 'Bloody Assizes' to the reformer ...

Author: Robert Hallmann

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752482019

Category: History

Page: 192

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Witches, martyrs, bodysnatchers, Zulus and rioting peasants! The Black Death in Chelmsford! The horrible true stories of the Moat Farm Murder and the death of Jael Denny! The terrible tragedy of the Great Flood of 1880! The incredible histories of Hylands House and Beaulieu! Nazi bombers over Chelmsford! Chelmsford has one of the darkest histories on record. From the skeletons lying underneath the city – which include a woolly mammoth – to the executions of thieves, witches, martyrs and murderers at Chelmsford’s gaol, this book will change the way you see the town forever. Robert the Bruce was most likely born here; Bloody Mary Tudor lived here; infamous murderers Samuel Dougal and Thomas Drory died here. Including more than sixty rare illustrations, plus an eight-page colour section, read it if you dare!

The Mind and Art of Charles Williams

229 Actually there is very little complexity in Judgement , but the play is a very
creditable piece of work . ... In spite of the fact that the play was written to
commemorate the founding of the Diocese of Chelmsford , it is by no means
restricted in ...

Author: Christopher Edward Fullman


ISBN: WISC:89010845881


Page: 1076

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The Magical World of the Inklings

jUDGEMENT AT CHELMSFORD Much of the dramatic work of Charles Williams was written for church groups, and partakes to a greater or lesser extent of the form ...

Author: Gareth Knight

Publisher: Skylight Press

ISBN: 9781908011015

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

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The works of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams and Owen Barfield have had a profound impact on the contemporary world. The Magical World of the Inklings reveals how each of these writers created a 'magical world' which initiates the reader into hidden and powerful realms of the creative imagination.

Images of the City

THE CITY IN CHARLES WILLIAMS'S JUDGEMENTAT CHELMSFORD ANDRZEJ SàAWOMIR KOWALCZYK A member ... in the case of plays such as Judgement at Chelmsford (1939), ...

Author: Agnieszka Rasmus

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443804608

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 370

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Images of the City takes the reader on a fascinating journey through urban landscapes across centuries, literary periods, media, genres and borders. 27 essays gathered from Poland, UK, Romania, Italy, Hungary, and Portugal by researchers representing different academic environments and fields of speciality offer a truly interdisciplinary perspective on the issue of understanding, representing, and interpreting the city. In this respect, the volume complements other anthologies which discuss urban space without limiting itself to one unique theoretical perspective. Its neat division into chronological and thematic sections makes for easy yet informative and inclusive reading, encouraging cross-referencing and challenging interests and tastes of a wide array of readers. Images of the City provides essential reading for cityphiles everywhere.

Charles Williams

In early September, when Phyllis Potter received the first sketch of Judgement at Chelmsford,929 Hitler was actively threatening Czechoslovakia.

Author: Grevel Lindop

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191063114

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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This is the first full biography of Charles Williams (1886-1945), an extraordinary and controversial figure who was a central member of the Inklings—the group of Oxford writers that included C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Charles Williams—novelist, poet, theologian, magician and guru—was the strangest, most multi-talented, and most controversial member of the group. He was a pioneering fantasy writer, who still has a cult following. C.S. Lewis thought his poems on King Arthur and the Holy Grail were among the best poetry of the twentieth century for 'the soaring and gorgeous novelty of their technique, and their profound wisdom'. But Williams was full of contradictions. An influential theologian, Williams was also deeply involved in the occult, experimenting extensively with magic, practising erotically-tinged rituals, and acquiring a following of devoted disciples. Membership of the Inklings, whom he joined at the outbreak of the Second World War, was only the final phase in a remarkable career. From a poor background in working-class London, Charles Williams rose to become an influential publisher, a successful dramatist, and an innovative literary critic. His friends and admirers included T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, and the young Philip Larkin. A charismatic personality, he held left-wing political views, and believed that the Christian churches had dangerously undervalued sexuality. To redress the balance, he developed a 'Romantic Theology', aiming at an approach to God through sexual love. He became the most admired lecturer in wartime Oxford, influencing a generation of young writers before dying suddenly at the height of his powers. This biography draws on a wealth of documents, letters and private papers, many never before opened to researchers, and on more than twenty interviews with people who knew Williams. It vividly recreates the bizarre and dramatic life of this strange, uneasy genius, of whom Eliot wrote, 'For him there was no frontier between the material and the spiritual world.'

Charles Williams

Judgement at Chelmsford is the most conventional of them . A pageant play written for the twenty - fifth anniversary of the Essex diocese , it had its ...

Author: Glen Cavaliero

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725219403

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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Charles Williams (1886-1945), the friend of T. S. Eliot, C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Tolkien, was both a writer with many gifts and a religious thinker of an unusual kind. Poet, playwright, novelist, biographer, critic, and theologian, in each capacity he displayed a distinctive and highly imaginative cast of mind. Here, in the first full-length study to appear for over twenty years, Glen Cavaliero discusses Williams's work in its entirety and pays particular attention to the manner in which his theological ideas were shaped and furthered by his various literary achievements. Following a brief account of Williams's life, the author examines the early poems, the criticism, biographies and plays, the novels, the Arthurian poems, and the assessment of Charles Williams's literary and theological importance. The book also illuminates the relationship between religious belief and the scope and working of the poetic mind. The discussion of Williams's place in twentieth-century literary history as a writer of "fantasy literature, and of his unique gifts as a Christian apologist in an age of skepticism, ensures that this book will be of immense interest to literary critics and theologians alike.

The Christian Scholar

It is the purpose of this essay to examine in some detail Williams ' pageant
Judgement at Chelmsford , a representative work , in the light of the sacramental
aesthetic . Such an analysis will reveal that Williams ' dramatic art is capable of ...



ISBN: UOM:39015063535226

Category: Christian education of young people


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Coming of Age

The Life and Times of Chelmsford Cathedral 1914-2014 Tony Tuckwell ... A great pageant had been planned, Judgement at Chelmsford, words written by Charles ...

Author: Tony Tuckwell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479777488

Category: History

Page: 420

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A population explosion in Thames-side Essex earned the County its own Diocese in 1914. The wealthy worshippers of St. Mary's, Chelmsford lost a bitter battle to retain private pews but won another against six rivals to become the cathedral. Forty years of war and austerity saw plans for a new building shelved. New churches in East London came first. Worshippers wanted to keep the Diocese at arm's length. No one knew what a cathedral was for. Even looking and sounding good proved difficult. Eventually visionary leadership gave Chelmsford Cathedral an identity as servant and not just ornament of the Diocese.