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Charlbury’s History of War, Drinking and Homicide

“Fiction is strange, but facts more strangely fall, And Charlbury names eclipse in strangeness all, Pass we then, reader, thro’ each lane and street, And mark the curiosities we meet.” Poem from an anonymous author, 1876 Tourists passing through Charlbury might easily assume that they’d just found another pretty Oxfordshire town, but they’d be missing something. Beyond the exterior of Cotswold stone …