Brewer's: 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.?
?[Friar Bungay is] the personification of the charlatan of science in the 15th century.? ?Lord Lytton [Bulwer Lytton]:The Last of the Barons.