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The history detective: the Story of George Budett

The history detective: the Story of George Budett

This site is part of a BBC internet series called the History Trail: How to do History. The object of the site is to lead students in the footsteps of professional historians and find out how they do history by working with primary sources. Here they have to discover and follow clues in an old hand-written Council Book to determine what led a 17th century British country priest to abandon his family in England for life in the American colonies. The key question they must answer is: "Was he a priest swimming against the religious tide or a philanderer escaping the consequences of his actions?"


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