About Sabine Baring-Gould

Sabine Baring-Gould IllustrationSabine Baring-Gould, the area’s most famous son, was the Squire and Parson of the parish of Lewtrenchard in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

He is best known as the writer of the hymn “Onward Christian Soldiers” but, apart from hymn writing, he collected folk songs and was renowned as an antiquarian and writer of great repute in many fields including archaeology, biography, theology, folk lore and travel guides. A natural story teller, he was ranked the 10th most important novelist of his time.

Red Spider Company believes that by making the life and work of Sabine Baring-Gould more accessible through dramatic reinterpretation it can, alongside such groups as the Sabine Baring-Gould Appreciation Society , help to restore the recognition which he merits but does not currently enjoy.

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