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The Kingdom of Wessex – Royal Burial Sites

Worcester                                       John                                       … Continue reading

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Worcester Cathedral

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.

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Sudeley Castle

      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

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Gloucester Cathedral

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

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Malmesbury Abbey

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).

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Glastonbury Abbey

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

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Sherborne Abbey

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

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Shaftesbury Abbey

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

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Wimborne Minster

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

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The New Forest

Below: The Rufus Stone in the New Forest.      

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