Journal Author: Joan McKillop

Eighteenth-Century Military Life in Olney

Many of you will know of the references in Cowper’s letters to military exercises taking place in the vicinity of Olney. In a letter to Rev. John Newton dated Sunday 18 March 1781, Cowper gives the following description of military manoeuvres in what is now Emberton Country Park, about a mile from Olney. There are

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‘Amazing Grace’

[Of all the many emails and enquiries that come into the museum, by far the most numerous are about ‘Amazing Grace’. ‘How did it come to be written?’, ‘Did Newton write the music?’, etc., etc. Consequently I wrote this piece as a standard answer to all such questions. Most of these enquiries come from the

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