Tag Archives: History
The tomb of King John (1199-1216) is in the Choir of Worcester Cathedral, and can be viewed through this link and below: A further close-up can be viewed here. Below: a small 18th century organ.
Above left: Sudeley Castle, and right: West Front of the Chapel. Below: Choir and Sanctuary. Above right: memorial plaque to Queen Kathryn which reads: ‘Here lieth Quene Kateryn Wife to Kyng Henry VIII And … Continue reading
Gloucester Cathedral can be seen through this link. Below left: a view of Gloucester’s acclaimed ‘cloisters’. Below right: Robert, Duke of Normandy. He was the eldest son of William the Conqueror and succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy, while … 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).
Glastonbury – steeped in history and mystery, is traditionally the burial site of the romano-british ‘King’ Arthur (539 ?) and his wife Guinevere. Also buried here are Edmund I (939-946); Edgar (959-975); and Edmund ii (April to November 1016). A … Continue reading
A view of the Abbey and of the Nave can be viewed through these links. Below left: the High Altar, and right: the organ case. Below left: the burial site, and right: the plaque to Kings Ethelbald and … Continue reading
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
Photographs of Wimborne Minster can be viewed through this link. Below left: the memorial plaque (said to be a copy of the original coffin plate) to King Ethelred 866-871. Below right: part of the organ case with its Chamade de … Continue reading
Below: The Rufus Stone in the New Forest.