November 15th 2007: God Sent a Plague of Frogs to Fairford

Dr Andrew Warmington gave a fascinating talk about the religious turmoil that followed the English Civil War when Fairford hit the national headlines! He told the story of the pamphlets that were published in 1660 telling of a plague of frogs that visited the houses of Fairford’s Justice of the Peace and Lord of the Manor as a ‘punishment’ following their refusal to act when nonconformists were harassed by the locals. Dr Warmington studied the English Civil War for his doctorate and is the author of books and articles on the subject, especially Gloucestershire’s part in the War.

See Dr Warmington’s Prize winning Essay on the Subject