Category Archives: History

Heraldic Devices

This heraldic device is called an Achievement, and it records all the noble in-laws of the deceased. The red hand denotes a baronnet. Thus a person’s genealogy is displayed. I found this in Hethel church where the deceased was buried. … Continue reading

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Hellington, a Country Church

Tradition, another title from the list Maria Antonia has given us for #2022picoftheweek Hellington church is no longer used for worship, but it is open to the public…although it looked on this day like no one cleans it (see below, … Continue reading

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CCC180: The Problem of a Wooden Castle

I didn’t want to marry the earl. But my brother had got in deep with him and together they were conspiring – not that I knew that then. I didn’t know until my husband, the earl, threw the keys to … Continue reading

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For St George and England

St George features on St Ethelbert’s Gate at Norwich cathedral. The gate was built in 1316 after the previous was destroyed in riots. I think this qualifies for A Long Time Ago, another title achieved from the list provided for #2021picoftheweek … Continue reading

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My Favourite Face

Symmetry, another title achieved from the list provided for #2021picoftheweek provided by Maria Antonia. This isn’t the face of the cathedral most visitors see. They arrive from Tombland via the west gate, to the applause of clicking cameras. The west … Continue reading

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Exquisitely, Annoyingly, Totally Unanswerable

I don’t suppose the average Joe in the street gives thought to this, far more concerned with football results, rising prices, Climate Change, the increase in positive Covid tests and whether Blundering Boris will fall off a figurative cliff before … Continue reading

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CCC154: Crowded Out

Look at this. What do you see? Beautiful, isn’t it. The praise of God made permanent in stone. But look again and see the oppression of the Saxon race, Norman stone that crowded us out of our homes. Three parishes … Continue reading

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I Packed My Bag

I packed my carrier bag So called for being easily portable And in it I put My Neolithic flint core My Bronze Age Beaker pot My third century Roman toiletries My sixth century stockings My eleventh century book My fourteenth … Continue reading

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CCC134: And in that year…

Breydon Water, my go-to place when I need to escape the pressures of the day. It never fails me. I stand on the bank and look over the water… and I see ships. Long ships. Viking ships. A fleet of … Continue reading

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What the Romans Did

These Roman remains of  a C3rd fort sit 5 miles distant from Great Yarmouth (when walked via the estuary bank). There and back gives me a 10-mile hike. Wall/Tower from the list provided for #2021picoftheweek provided by Maria Antonia

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