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Baring-Gould, Sabine

Born: 1834 AD
Died: 1924 AD, at 89 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Clergymen, Novelists


1834 - Sabine Baring-Gould was born 28th of January in Exeter.


His education at The King's School, Warwick lasted just a few months.


1846 - He caught whooping cough and was ordered to go abroad for the sake of his health.


1868 - Sabine married Grace Taylor.


1871 - Sabine Baring-Gould was installed as the rector of East Mersea in Essex.


1889-1891 - His first book of songs, Songs of the West, was published for the mass market.


1905 - Baring-Gould produced a second collection called A Garland of Country Songs.


1907 - With the collector Cecil Sharp produced English Folk Songs for Schools.


1881 - Sabine Baring-Gould installed himself at Lew Trenchard as both Squire and Parson.


         - He did a great deal of work restoring St. Peter's Church, Lew Trenchard and his home Lew Trenchard



1864 - He wrote the hymns 'Onward Christian Soldiers' and 'Now the Day is over'.


1866-1868 - One of his most enduringly popular works was Curious Myths of the middle Ages, published in two



Sabine Baring-Gould's greatest achievements were the collection of local folk songs.


1924 - Sabine Baring-Gould died in shortly before his 90th birthday at Lew Trenchard.





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