Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches

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Hunky Punk

Hunky Punk is a local term used in areas of Somerset to refer to carved grotesques used as an ornamental feature on towers and exterior friezes of churches. For more information see grotesque.

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This cartoon character humourously reprsented the essence of an Englishman

23 March, 1743

First English performance of Handel's Messiah

During the performance at Covent Garden, George II started the tradition of standing for the 'Hallelujah Chorus'

This king led his troops at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743, the last English king to lead his men in battle

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