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Picking up the pieces

In 1642, the soldiers of Oliver Cromwell took the city of Winchester. They broke down the doors of the Cathedral, smashed the coffins of monarchs buried therein, and hurled the bones through the stained glass windows.

Francis Quarles, in his posthumously published Shepherd’s Oracles, recorded a song called “Hey, Then, Up Go We” :

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Bishop in charge, Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, 2001–2019. French-American. Musician, composer, author, happily married. www.pierrewhalon.info

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Pierre Whalon

Bishop in charge, Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, 2001–2019. French-American. Musician, composer, author, happily married. www.pierrewhalon.info