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Elephants played a role in warfare from the first millennium BC until the 19th century. They were used mainly in India and Southeast Asia but also occasionally in western Asia, north Africa, Spain and Italy.
During battles trained war elephants were able to trample men and horses or pick them up and throw them. They also [...]

No Comments CherryPie on Mar 25th 2019

We packed and were ready to set off on our travels before we went down for breakfast. We sat at the same table as for the previous day’s breakfast and dinner; it must have had our name on it. Comfortably replete we checked out of the Inn and went to Halifax to see Halifax Minster. [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Mar 9th 2019

Arundel took part in the ‘There but not there’ national commemorative  project by installing 93 silhouettes representing Arundel’s ‘Roll of Honour’.

The project’s aims were simple:
Commemorate those who died in the First World War through installations of silhouettes and Tommies wherever there is a Roll of Honour.
To Educate all generations, particularly today’s younger generation, born nearly 100 years after [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 21st 2019

Following on from my previous post where the 12th Earl surrendered the collegiate chapel to King Henry VIII, subsequential purchasing it back and being required to provide an annual rent to the King :

The nave [of the church] continued as the parish church of Arundel. As the effects of the Reformation took hold the church [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Feb 19th 2019

In 1380 the 4th Earl of Arundel, Richard Fitzalan, founded a secular College of Canons, that is to say, a community of clergy to maintain daily worship and pray for the souls of the founder’s family. This initiated the building of the church you see today. From the beginning the church was divided into two [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 18th 2019

The Rose Garden occupies the site of a medieval bowling green. It is enclosed by yew hedges and laid out with formal beds of Rosa Rugosa Alba, Rosa Winchester Cathedral, Rosa Alfred Carriere and Rosa Isaac Perrier. *

*From the Arundel Castle guidebook

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 12th 2019

The Library is the principle survivor of the 11th Duke’s work and is one of the most important Gothic rooms of circa 1800 in the country. It is 122 feet (38 meters)long, entirely fitted out in carved Honduras mahogany and treated as if it were a church, with slender clustered columns supporting a ribbed vault. [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 11th 2019

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