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Bedford, Home of John Bunyan

Bedford is known as the home of John Bunyan (1628-1688), author of The Pilgrim's Progress. After serving in the Parliamentary army during the English Civil War, he became one of England's leading Puritan thinkers, writers, and preachers. However, the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660 also made the Church of England the only recognized church in the country. Non-conformists were imprisoned, including Bunyan. During this time, he authored his famous works.

Bedford is an attractive town on the banks of the River Great Ouse, in East Anglia. It has some excellent markets, and several historic churches.

Bedford's Town Hall

This is the old Town Hall in Bedford.

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  • In a nutshell:A good day trip from London
  • Last visit to Bedford: Aug 2000
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • mazzap's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2006 at 4:23 PM

    Hi Tom! How nice to see a Bedford page (my home town) from someone living so far away! You have a pic of where I work on your intro page too! Marion.


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