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The ‘Campden Wonder’: What happened to William Harrison?

This resource is a murder mystery with a difference. It relates to the disappearance of William Harrison in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire in 1660. It led to a trial and three executions for murder before Harrison’s ‘wondrous’ reappearance two years’ later with an incredible story to tell. It will help pupils:

  • understand the attitudes and beliefs of people in the 17th century
  • develop their skills in analysing and evaluating evidence
  • learn how to use evidence to support their conclusions

The materials can be used as part of a study of Early Modern Britain at Key Stage 3, as part of a GCSE study of Crime and Punishment or as an introduction to a study of Restoration England at either GCSE or A Level.

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THE CAMPDEN WONDER

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