Introduction St Mary de Castro, ‘St Mary’s of the Castle’, Leicester is a stunning Grade 1 listed church. It is located on Castle View, and used to be within the Bailey of Leicester Castle, a collegiate church where monarchs and visitors alike could worship whilst at the castle. I love it for it’s Norman architecture,… Read More St Mary de Castro, Leicester
On the right hand side of the altar, in the East End of Gloucester Cathedral, there is an elaborate effigy of a knight, dressed in full battle armour, and lying in an unusual position. It has been heavily restored over the years, and the colour and pose of the effigy makes it stand out from everything… Read More Points of Interest at Gloucester Cathedral: Who was Robert Curthose?
“…his wit is as thick as Tewkesbury mustard!” (Shakespeare’s King Henry IV p2, act 2, sc. 4) A History of Tewkesbury Tewkesbury is a town in Gloucestershire, 1.5 miles from the M5, and close to both the cathedral towns of Gloucester (10.6 miles) and Worcester (17.2 miles). I visited by bus from Gloucester, which was very easy.… Read More A History of Tewkesbury and it’s Abbey