Durham Cathedral in the moonlight.. Reblogged from A Medieval Potpourri sparkypus.com A familiar sight to both medieval royalty and commoners alike our Cathedrals soar above us, centuries old, constant, enduring, and kind of reassuring. There is nothing more thrilling as you approach a cathedral city than the first glimpse of their cathedral appearing on the horizon. So… Continue reading The English Medieval Cathedral
We’re often told that the medieval period was one of bright colours. The interiors of castles and great houses were painted with vivid scenes, and the churches and cathedrals were brilliantly decorated. It’s one thing to know this, but quite another to actually see what it might have been like. The above illustration of… Continue reading Wells Cathedral, in glorious Medieval Technicolor…!
UPDATED POST ON sparkypus.com A Medieval Potpourri https://sparkypus.com/2020/05/14/the-ancient-doors-of-old-england/ ENGLAND’S OLDEST DOOR – TO BE FOUND IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY OPENING ON TO THE CHAPTER HOUSE. Are doors not fascinating? If somewhere you haven’t been before, do you like me, always wonder what’s on the other side? Of course if the door is ancient even… Continue reading THE ANCIENT DOORS OF ENGLAND.
The beautiful Cathedral of Wells is a medieval visual delight. It was, of course, the See of Bishop Robert Stillington who sought out Richard Duke of Gloucester and announced that King Edward IV had been secretly married to Eleanor Talbot, daughter of the Earl of Shrewsbury, prior to wedding Elizabeth Woodville in a second secret… Continue reading Bishop Stillington’s Lost Chapel