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Ed King talks about the wise, quirky and scary advice offered by UK vicars in the early 20th Century

In our previous blog post today, we highlighted some of the wonderful nuggets of wisdom that vicars in the early 20th century passed on to their flock.

We also created a FREE page, in which one fiery vicar from Northumberland outlined his ‘Old Testament’ view of how to deal with drunken neighbours – ‘thrash them’, he advised.

Ed King, the former Head of the Newspaper Collection at the British Library at Colindale, has an expert knowledge about advice columns in historical newspapers. In this short video Ed shares some of his favourite stories about vicarly advice.

 Ed King talks about the wise, quirky and scary advice offered by UK vicars in the early 20th Century

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