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… Ancient Temple In North America Reveals The Key To Ancient Wonders

When I visited Stonehenge I was tempted and bought this book from the shop.
Synopsis:
More than 30 years ago on the remote plains of southern Alberta, Canada, scientist Gordon Freeman discovered a Sun Temple. His study of the site led him to find incredible similarities [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 12th 2017

This is a very ornate cast iron urinal, dating from around the turn of the 19th/20th century. It was removed from the Woodhall Junction Station and brought to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life in 1972.
The very thin flat casting of iron is an example of the great skill of engineers of the time. Today it [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jul 11th 2016

During the middle ages, jesters had to liven up things. They were often either deformed (e.g. a lump), small of posture, and had a big mouth and ears. Paep Thoon, who lived in Leuven during the 15th century (1430-1487), was such a character. He was an organist at the fraternity of the Holy Sacrament at [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 21st 2015

From the college website:

William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor (or, as we would now say, Prime Minister) of England, was a self-made man born at Wickham, Hampshire, in about 1323. By his personal talents, by a patron’s gift of an education, and above all by a certain natural toughness, he worked his way [...]

17 Comments CherryPie on Dec 8th 2014

The ruins of Wolvesey Palace are situated next to the current residence of of the Bishop of Winchester.

The surviving ruins of Wolvesey were largely the creation of one man, Bishop Henry of Blois (1129-71), who built a palace befitting his immense wealth and powerful position.
When Henry of Blois became bishop of Winchester in 1129, the [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Dec 5th 2014

I invite you to read my post about Winchester Cathedral on the Broad Oak Magazine blog.

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 2nd 2014

In addition to the Wedding Gates and The Round Table there are other things of interest within The Great Hall.

The stained glass windows were made in 1875-80. The glass features the arms of famous people associated with Hampshire. The portraits show significant kings involved with the history of Hampshire.

The east wall features a nineteenth-century painting [...]

9 Comments CherryPie on Nov 29th 2014

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