Desecration - Winchester 1642 - an English Civil War short story by Charles Cordell
Desecration – Winchester 1642 – an English Civil War short story

The Desecration of Winchester

The desecration of Winchester Cathedral followed the storming of the city by Parliamentary forces on the 12th December 1642. The victorious troops of Sir William Waller went on to cleanse Winchester Cathedral. They smashed its stained glass, choir stalls and Royal chapel. They burned its library and scattered the bones of the Saxon king’s and bishops of England on the cathedral floor.

An English Civil War Short Story

Read the story of the desecration of Winchester in Desecration. It is a story of a desperate ride, a city stormed, a final stand, a forlorn hope – as humiliation, torture, desecration, cleansing fire and bitter wind sweep through Winchester’s streets, castle, cathedral close and sacred aisles. This is a FREE ebook short story published exclusively on this website.

Desecration is the sequel to God’s Vindictive Wrath which is available now at Waterstones Winchester, Waterstones Winchester Brooks and P&G Wells Booksellers. It also sets the scene for The Keys of Hell and Death which follows.

Historical notes to accompany this ebook are available at: The Storming of Winchester 1642.

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