Second of SATAN sprung, all conquering Death, What thinkst thou of our Empire now, though earnd With travail difficult, not better farr Then stil at Hels dark threshold to have sate watch, Unnam'd, undreaded
, and thy self half starv'd?
When the East India Company's servants first arrived in Bengal in the beginning of the seventeenth century they portrayed themselves, what Hastings later described as 'the humble and undreaded
character of trading adventurers' - their sole aim being to earn hefty profits before returning to England.
job; learning to thrive in a less-than-perfect workplace.
But in the 1870s two local clergymen, the Rev Hooppell and the Rev Lord, began to raise funds for repairs and in 1880 the church was re-opened by Bishop Lightfoot, who said that "Escomb Church existed when England was not yet England, when Saxons had recently settled on the island and Danes were beginning to harry the coasts and Normans were still undreaded