The novel opens in Ireland in 1641 where the young Mandeville's parents are slaughtered in the catholic rebellion and from which Charles, age three, is rescued by a faithful Irish servant Judith and the rabidly protestant Reverend Hilkiah
Bradford, who brings Mandeville to his uncle's estate and becomes his tutor.
The text, or key parts of it, seems to be the "scroll" discovered by the high priest Hilkiah
in the Temple during the reign of Josiah (622 BCE).
And the king commanded Hilkiah
the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the Lord all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the Asherah, and for all the host of heaven; and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields [shadmot] of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Beth-el (II Kgs.
She describes an Indian raid in which the families at Bridgman's Fort were: Caleb Howe, Hilkiah
Grout, and Benjamin Garfield.
Attorneys who subscribed were Thomas Collin; Michael Laws and Robert Shafto, as did the Rev Dr Gray, rector of Bishopwearmouth and Hilkiah
Hall, who owned a glass works.
The supervisors and craftsmen, who worked under the direction of Hilkiah
, the high priest, were paid from donations.
Guest preacher was Bishop Hilkiah
who praised the work of the links between Wakefield and Mara.
The emergence of the book of Deuteronomy, the "scroll of the law" that Hilkiah
the High Priest found in the Temple, parallels the emergence of critical mass of literate people.
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In 1619 Dr Hilkiah
Crooke, a Cambridge graduate and physician to James I, was appointed Master.
When Susannah, the daughter of the priest Hilkiah
This culture wide struggle over charity partially explains why, in 1618, when James took an unprecedented personal interest in one of London's longstanding charitable institutions by replacing the city appointed keeper of Bethlem, Thomas Jenner, with court physician Hilkiah
Crooke, a king widely perceived to be pro-Catholic met with resistance and skepticism from staunchly Protestant city officials.(30) Patricia Allderidge's account explains that Crooke initiated events by complaining to the king that Thomas Jenner "was not fitted for his office and was inadequate in medical matters." James recommended his personal physician as replacement in July of 1618.