|Areas of Outstanding
Wolds are a series of chalk hills which lie midway between the
city of Lincoln and the coast. They stretch from the River
Humber in the north to the Wash in the south and were designated
an AONB in 1973.
was born in Grimsby in 1521. In 1546 she became the only woman to
be tortured at the Tower
of London after being arrested in London for heresy, a result
of her openly preaching her Protestant beliefs. The same year she
was burnt at the stake at Smithfield.
people imprisoned at the Tower of London
The preachers John
Wesley and his brother Charles
were born in Epworth in 1703 and 1707 respectively.
While studying at Oxford in 1729 Charles set up a religious group
called the "Oxford Methodists" which his brother later joined.
This was the beginnings of Methodism
which the brothers would found together with George Whitefield. Originally
a movement within the Church of England, the Methodists were eventually
forced to separate and form their own church.