In 1847, Edward Dunthorne, an enthusiastic Suffolk antiquarian in his spare time, donated to the Charsfield vicar, William Bransby, a history of Charsfield that he had compiled. The book was augmented by subsequent generations and has survived to the present day. The presentation below describes the contents of this work and the wider circumstances pertaining to Edward Dunthorne’s life. It includes a surprising connection to Britain’s favourite painter.