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Dissolution of the Monasteries - A disaster for many or a golden opportunity for the few

In September 1539 Thomas Cromwell sent the King’s commissioners to search the rooms of Abbot Richard Whiting in Glastonbury Abbey. Among the findings sized upon and used as evidence of treason to the king, was a book of writings protesting against Henry’s divorce to Catherin of Aragon. 3,892 more words


Parliament's Best Speeches

To mark the 750th anniversary of the first Parliament gathered by Simon de Montfort at the Palace of Westminster (now the Houses of Parliament) on 20 January 1265, the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the BBC have asked a panel of experts and MPs (note the distinction!) to say which they believe are the most important speeches that have been made in the two chambers. 84 more words

Upon this blasted heath ...

Well hardly, this is the well grazed almost manicured common land that is Beverley Westwood and much of what you see here is a golf curse. 52 more words


Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge: Feet


Detail from the base of a lectern in St Mary’s Church, Beverley. Of course the subject is the feet, but the reflection of the church interior provides context.


Two statues

Continuing in the vein of stuff that somehow didn’t get posted earlier here are two statues from Beverley Minster. On the left King Æthelstan who, I am informed, came along to Beverley Minster to see the tomb of… 76 more words


New Years Eve

We still have a few tickets available for New Years Eve

Wednesday 31st December 9:30pm – 2am
New Year’s Eve Party
DJ, Elvis Act and Karaoke
£5 a ticket


Festive fun

And how did you spend your Christmas morning? Why trying to identify this fungus since you ask. And did you succeed in your mycological quest? Erm, no. 78 more words