Scandal at the Vicarage

Published November 2023

1889 was a bad year for the Reverend Edward Henry Fitch, Vicar of Burgh-by-Sands. He suffered two tragic family bereavements and, in December, he appeared before a Church Commission accused of misconduct with one of his servants.

Who was this unfortunate Cumbrian clergyman, and was he really guilty of ‘unchastity’?
John Bainbridge tells his story and paints a vivid picture of Victorian village life.

By the author of KNOCKUPWORTH,
The Story of a Family
(Shortlisted for the 2020 Lakeland Book of the Year Awards)


John Bainbridge

November 2023


A5 portrait 144 pages, monochrome, 15 images. Price £10 plus £4 P&P in UK