Tag Archives: History

Battle Abbey – Conquest – 1066

    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

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Faversham

King Stephen was buried in the now demolished Faversham Abbey next to the present Parish Church of St Mary of Charity, seen below.      A brass memorial plate reads: ‘In memory of Stephen, King of England, buried at Faversham … Continue reading

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Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral can be seen through this link and below left and right:             Below: the site on which Thomas Becket – Archbishop of Canterbury – was murdered in 1170 after a misunderstood outburst by … Continue reading

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Westminster Abbey & The Tower of London

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

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Westminster Abbey

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

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The Tower of London

The Tower of London was built in 1078 by William the Conqueror and within it is the Jewel House in which the Crown Jewels of the Realm are held. It was also for many centuries, a prison and place of … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of Wessex – Royal Burial Sites

Worcester                                       John                                       … Continue reading

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