Category Archives: Saxons
The Battle of Hastings was fought on ‘Senlac Hill’ some ten miles from the town on October 14th 1066. The two armies were led by William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold – King of England. Above and below are … Continue reading
Below is a list of the sixteen English Monarchs (and Mary Queen of Scots) buried in Westminster Abbey and Royalty buried in St Peter ad Vincula in the Tower of London: Edward the Confessor … Continue reading
Sixteen English Monarchs (and Mary Queen of Scots) are buried in Westminster Abbey. First, however, a number of views taken en-route to the Abbey. Below left: my ‘headquarters’, and right: Admiral Nelson. Above left: Viscount Montgomery and … Continue reading
Malmesbury Abbey can be viewed through this link. (Beside the Abbey is my hotel, which Her Majesty the Queen visited). This link shows The Nave. Below: the tomb of King Athelstan (924-940).
The once great Benedictine Abbey founded by King Alfred was another victim of Henry viii’s Dissolution. Below left: the Abbey ruins. Below right: the High Altar dedicated to the King Edward ‘The Martyr’ murdered at Corfe Castle and buried in … Continue reading