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Mannington (George)

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A criminal executed at Cambridge in 1476. It is said that he could cut off a horse’s head at a single blow.

“It is in imitation of Mannington’s-he that was hanged at Cambridge—that cut off the horse’s head at a blow.”—Eastward Ho!

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Manningtree (Essex)
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