The men of the fenland were zealous; the monks of Ely were zealous; helpers came in from other parts of England.
The fenland is only an example of a still further stage in this process.
Owen's name is interesting as testifying to the Celtic survival in the fenland, already spoken of.
And not only whales but Grampusses have been taken in this Estuarie or mouth of the fenland rivers.
Yet the fenland was not altogether a wilderness of reed-grown marsh and watery swamp.
To the south and west the slight hills bordering the fenland rise gently.
A fenland man who was on duty there doing nothing said, I could pass when the bridge was shut again.
Beyond it, and separated by the fenland of the Lea, lay the outlying little principality of Middlesex.
The moth is out in July, occasionally at the end of June, and occurs locally in "fenland."
The fenland was perhaps already stirring, and the Abbot of Peterborough might have to act as a military commander.