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ST WULFRAM'S EVENTS
1626 -1633 Peter Tyler, Tyley or Titley, Vicar of South Grantham
1627 In 1627 the notorious Altar controversy took place, which led to a fight in the church More info
1633 The Vicar of North Grantham, Thomas Dilworth, pawned his books to the Vicar of Dowsby, allegedly to buy food More info
1633 -1634 Roland Greenwood, Vicar of South Grantham
1634 -1639 Edward Harryes, Vicar of South Grantham
1639 -1669 Edward Dixe, Vicar of South Grantham
1640 Hurst, Rector of Barrowby and Sanderson, Vicar of Boothby Pagnell and later Bishop of Lincoln combined to bring about Archbishop Laudís reforms of the church in Grantham.
1640 The bells were rehung in the tower.
1640 The Chancellor of Lincoln donated an organ to the church More info
1642 -1645 The church suffered under Cromwell's troops More info
1644 Funeral parties were not immune from fighting More info
1646 Popular street culture on Shrove Tuesday led to vandalism of the church More info
1646 -1653 Thoms Redman, Vicar of North Grantham
1652 The spire was severely damaged by lightning
1653 -1655 Seabrooke, Vicar of North Grantham
1655 -1656 Harrison, Vicar of North Grantham
1656 -1662 Humphrey Babbington, Vicar of North Grantham
1662 -1666 Henry Johnson, M.A., Vicar of North Grantham
1666 -1701 John Hanson, M.A., Vicar of North Grantham
1670 -1710 Samuel Burnet, M.A., Vicar of South Grantham

GRANTHAM EVENTS

1634 Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I, leased the manor's market rights to the Alderman and Corporation
1634 Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I, leased the manor's market rights to the Aldermen and Corporation More info
1634 A plague killed 327 people in Grantham
1637 Bubonic plague killed 200 people in Grantham
1642 King Charles I stayed at the Angel Inn
1642 -1645 Parliamentary troops were quartered in Grantham until the end of the Civil War More info
1642 -1642 Isaac Newton was born at Woolsthorpe near Colsterworth
1643 Oliver Cromwell won the first battle of the Civil War at Gonerby Moor
1644 -1645 Cromwell's army demolished the Eleanor Cross on St Peter's Hill More info
1650 -1660 The Civil War had left the church without its treasures and destroyed most of its beauty.
1663 Michael Solomon was born in the village of Pickworth, near Grantham
1663 A large fire did much damage to the town
1665 The Great Plague caused many deaths in Grantham

EVENTS BEYOND GRANTHAM

1625 -1649 King Charles I
1642 -1649 Civil War in England between the King and Parliament. More info
1649 -1660 Life during the time of Oliver Cromwell was very different to that under a monarchy. More info
1649 Charles I beheaded. England was declared a republic, a Commonwealth led by Oliver Cromwell and his army More info
1650 Tea first imported into England
1660 -1685 The monarchy was restored: Charles II
1662 The Act of Uniformity required the Puritans to accept the rites of the Anglican Church as written in the Prayer Book More info
1664 British take New Amsterdam from the Dutch and rename it New York
1665 The Great Plague
1666 The Great Fire of London
1672 The Declaration of Indulgence repealed all laws against Catholics and Non-conformists

MONARCHS ON THRONE

Charles I Crowned 1625 Died 1649 1642-1645 English Civil War Stuart
The Commonwealth Crowned 1649 Died 1660 1653 Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector Commonwealth
Charles II Crowned 1660 Died 1685 1666 Great Fire of London Stuart