Thursday, April 24, 2014

John Newton's grave in Olney churchyard

This is the grave of John Newton, the writer of Amazing Grace, and his wife in the churchyard at Olney. St Peter and St Paul stands beside the young Great Ouse.

For a few days you can learn more about him - and see the church and the Cowper and Newton Museum - by watching episode 3 of Rule Britannia! Music, Mischief and Morals in the 18th Century on the BBC iPlayer.

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