'Charles Williams: The Third Inkling"
Researched and written by Grevel Lindop.
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In 1942 Charles Williams was called in by Oxford University Press to exorcise a haunted building (now the OUP shop) in Oxford High Street.
Charles Williams attended the same school as the only English pope, Nicholas Breakspear, Pope Adrian IV.
Charles Williams's favourite novel was Hadrian the Seventh, by Frederick Rolfe ('Baron Corvo').
CW's grandfather was a militant atheist & republican who named one of his sons Cromwell!
Charles Williams won a bronze medal in the 1924 Paris Olympics - for poetry.
CW's Rosicrucian motto Qui Sitit Veniat 'Let him who is athirst come' is from the Bible's very last verse apart from St John's colophon.
Charles Williams wrote his first novel after reading a thriller by Sax Rohmer, creator of Fu Manchu, and thinking 'I could do that!'
CW walked to St Albans school daily over the spot where Protestant martyr George Tankerfield was burnt at the stake in 1555.
In 1935 Charles Williams persuaded a cleaning-lady at OUP's Amen House to memorise long passages from Paradise Lost, Book XII.
WH Auden wanted to buy CW's book