This nursery rhyme, although not mediaeval, is early modern and is supposed to refer to a monarch just a few places after Richard III. Here (left) we have the Martyrs’ Memorial near Balliol College, Oxford, that commemorates three of Mary I’s most prominent victims: Archbishop Cranmer and Bishops Latimer and Ridley. They were not the only… Continue reading More musical connections?
If you wish to visit the site of a heresy execution or a memorial to a victim in England and Wales, there are several options, most of which date from Mary I’s reign. Aldham Common in Hadleigh commemorates the town’s Rector, Rowland Tayler. Oxford marks an Archbishop, Cranmer, together with Bishops Latimer and Ridley, whilst… Continue reading The Royal martyr
This began at the usual time of 14:00 at St. Mary’s Church, most of which is medieval but the remains were clearly built in instalments. This Church is, as we discovered, a peculiar of the province of Canterbury, hence the roundels feature the Archbishops’ arms. A window, thought to be assembled in Victorian times, features… Continue reading An afternoon in Hadleigh (2006)