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 Friar,Friar Dom’inic, 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Friar Bungay
is an historical character overlaid with legends. It is said that he “raised mists and vapours which befriended Edward IV. at the battle of Barnet.”   1
        “[Friar Bungay is] the personification of the charlatan of science in the 15th century.”—Lord Lytton [Bulwer Lytton]: The Last of the Barons.

 Friar,Friar Dom’inic, 

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