Mother Leakey and the Bishop A Ghost Story by Peter Marshall

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Mother Leakey and the Bishop A Ghost Story Peter Marshall. A compelling tale of sex, scandal, and the supernatural in 17th-century Britain and Ireland; A remarkable piece of historical detective work uncovering the intriguing links between two apparently quite unrelated events.

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[Peter Marshall] -- In sightings of the ghost of an old woman are reported in Minehead, and a royal commission is sent to investigate.

In a disgraced Protestant bishop is hanged in Dublin, after being. Read "Mother Leakey and the Bishop A Ghost Story" by Peter Marshall available from Rakuten Kobo. Halloween sightings of the ghost of an old woman begin to be reported in the small English coastal town of Minehea Brand: OUP Oxford.

Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: In this remarkable piece of historical detective work, Peter Marshall sets out to discover the intriguing links between sightings of the ghost of an old woman in the small English coastal town of Minehead in the s and the hanging of a disgraced Protestant bishop in Dublin several.

In his recent book “Mother Leakey & the Bishop” Professor Marshall outlines how the whistling and ship sinking version of Old Mother Leakey was made popular by Sir Walter Scott when describing the ghost in his epic poem Rokeby in However this was published over years after old Mother Leakey’s first, and much darker, appearance at Halloween in Rent textbook Mother Leakey and the Bishop A Ghost Story by Marshall, Peter - Price: $ Mother Leakey and the Bishop: A Ghost Story.

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Mother Leakey and the Bishop joins together Atherton’s two criminal worlds of West Country infanticide and Irish buggery, while not claiming to furnish conclusive proof for either’s existence. Ina Commission of Enquiry was set up to investigate the appearances, chaired by the Bishop of Bath and Wells.

It eventually concluded that there was no substance in the story, and it was dismissed. Even so, tales of Mother Leakey have persisted, and within living memory the old woman was still blamed if there was bad weather in Minehead. John Atherton, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, A legend had him linked to the Old Mother Leakey, a Somerset ghost accused of shipwrecking.

Another legend describes the house of Butler, the lawyer who allegedly led the conspiracy against Atherton, as being haunted by the ghost of the bishop. Robson Books.

Alma mater: Oxford University. Mother Leakey and the Bishop: A ghost story Peter Marshall. PETER MARSHALL’s latest book is concerned with two distinct yet interrelated events: the alleged sightings of the ghost of Susan Leakey, who died inand the hanging in of her son-in-law, John Atherton, the Bishop of.

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Peter Bishop: free download. Ebooks library. On-line books store on Z-Library | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. This politics outside the boudoir argument gets compelling treatment in Mother Leakey and the Bishop, a historical investigative thriller that links Atherton to a weird ghost story† in his native Somerset — that of “Old Mother Leakey,” the Minehead ghost.

Mother Leakey was Atherton’s mother-in-law, and Somerset family members claimed. In the summer of a pamphlet was published, detailing Atherton’s sexual excesses.

The author, rejecting the scepticism of the investigation ofsaid that Mother Leakey had commanded Elizabeth to tell Atherton to repent or be hanged. Mother Leakey was set to become one of the ghostly legends of Somerset. There was also, until recently, a teashop in Minehead named "Mother Leakey's Parlour".

The other story concerns John Atherton, the husband of Susan Leakey's oldest daughter, Joan. He was an English Anglican clergyman who had left Somerset for Ireland inbecoming bishop of Waterford and Lismore in Telling Ghost Stories.

Peter Marshall's Mother Leakey and the Bishop: A Ghost Story is a marvelously fun work of historical detection.

Professor Marshall explains how the story of two seventeenth-century figures--Susan Leakey, the ghost, and John Atherton, the bishop--have been told and retold to. © Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. Privacy Statement The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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The protests against the marketing of indulgences staged by the German monk Martin Luther in belonged to a long-standing pattern of calls for internal reform and renewal in the Christian Church.

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His books include Beliefs and the Dead in Reformation England (), Reformation England – (), Religious Identities in Henry VIII's England (), Mother Leakey and the Bishop: A Ghost Story (), and The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction ().

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