The Abbey is Medieval and was founded in 1222 for Premonstratensian Cannons an austere order of priests, during its three Centuries as a monasteries the monks were devoted to scholarships . The Abbey closed in 1537 by Henry V111 of England during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the Abbey was transformed into a grand mansion for Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl of Southampton a loyal civil servant to King Henry V111. The ruined Abbey is now run by English Heritage and is open daily it can by found in Mill Lane. Titchfield Hampshire near Fareham.
Glenfinnan Monument stands on the bank of Loch Shiel with a kilted Highlander standing on top. There is a narrow spiral staircase to the top for a 360 degree panoramic views across water , mountains and the Glenfinnan Viaduct. The monument was built in 1815 for the brave Highlanders who fought in the rising of the jacobite in 1745. This is where Bonny Prince Charles met clans chiefs to muster their men and join him in trying to restore the Stuarts to the British throne. Today it look after by the National Trust of Scotland .
A First World War soldier with his gas mask on, photo taken at Bovington Tank Museum Dorset.
Taken at the Memorial de Caen France commemorating World War11 and the Battle of Caen.
1978 film The Deer Hunter US- Vietnam war about three friends join the army to fight in Vietnam and are captured by enemy forces.
Came across this shot whilst climbing up to Mither Tap with the Hill fort O’ Bennachie in the background, the hillfort was a stronghold of the Picts.
The Druid’s Temple at South Ythsie is in what used to be called the Chapel fauld. This 27 feet diameter six stone circle has no recumbent stone and is typical of those found in East Scotland. The stone date back 2000 BC and stand on a 3 foot mound approximately 200 feet above sea level.
A 14th Century moated castle built in 1380 in East Sussex countryside. It was built by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge ,a former Knight of Richard 111. There are rumour’s of ghost haunting the castle, a lady in red has been seen in one of the windows in the towers. Today the National Trust run and look after the castle.
A court jester, the fool or joker during the Middle Ages entertaining the household of noblemen or a Monarch.
Soups to Halloween, taken on a farm in Hampshire.