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    Description"A married vicar with a passion for a young single woman, a bitter publican, a Peeping Tom, a resentful church warden: our human frailties are still much as they always have been. Over three hundred years ago, the Reverend Robert Foulkes arrived as the new incumbent at the wealthy parish of Stanton Lacy, Shropshire. Charismatic, 'exceedingly followed and admired', he set off a chain of events which led to his hanging at Tyburn in 1679. What irrational impulse could have brought a man of the Church to such a squalid end? Historian Peter Klein has pieced together remarkable documentary evidence which shows a village seething with jealousies, covetousness and sexual intrigue. Their eloquent new vicar was the catalyst for the moving and powerful tragedy that followed. Awaiting execution, in Newgate gaol, Foulkes wrote his confessional pamphlet, An Alarme for Sinners, which was an immediate C17th best-seller. Today the ancient church of Stanton Lacy still stands and there inscribed on a wall plaque, along with other less notorious vicars, is the name of Reverend Robert Foulkes and the dates he served there. In this remarkable book, Peter Klein unfolds the full story of Robert Foulkes for the first time. From the scaffold, Foulkes addressed the crowd: 'You may in me see what sin is, and what it will end in.' A true story ""more real than any historical novel - more moving, more evocative, more human."" John Fowles Jacketed paperback, includes 'character list' book mark. "


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    Title
    The Temptation and Downfall of the Vicar of Stanton Lacy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Klein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781873674710
    ISBN 10: 1873674716
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JD
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    BIC subject category V2: WQH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKEMP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    BIC subject category V2: BTC, BTH, 3JD
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    DC22: 942.457
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKEMP
    Thema V1.0: FV
    Illustrations note
    32 b/w photographs
    Publisher
    Merlin Unwin Books
    Imprint name
    Merlin Unwin Books
    Publication date
    10 September 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Shropshire