Monthly Archives: March 2010

Richard of York gave battle in vain

I was in York last Monday afternoon. It was a showery day and around four o’clock there was a sudden downpour that sent everyone dashing for shelter. From the doorway of the art gallery I turned as the sun came … Continue reading

Posted in 1 | Leave a comment

Mothering Sunday

Today is Mothering Sunday. It is a Christian festival which falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent and celebrates ‘mother church’. On this day people would return to worship at their mother church which was often a cathedral or large … Continue reading

Posted in 1 | Leave a comment

Another grave

Here’s another interesting grave that I didn’t have room to include in my book Lancashire: Who Lies Beneath? It is not the actual grave but the gravestone of Peter de Cestria, the first and only Rector of Whalley. It previously … Continue reading

Posted in 1 | Leave a comment

From a corruptible to an incorruptible crown

I went to Lyme Park in Cheshire today to see the exhibition ‘Charles I: King and Martyr’. Lyme Park has a set of chairs reputedly upholstered with the silk lining of the cloak in which Charles went to his execution. … Continue reading

Posted in 1 | Leave a comment