William Rufus Tomb

DSC_0022-Small02JPegKing William 11 Rufus from 1087 – 1100. King of England from 1087, the third son of William ( 1 ) The Conqueror. William Rufus was killed by an arrow while out hunting in the New Forest Hampshire. Supposedly an accident, but it has been suggested that he was killed deliberately on the instructions of his brother Henry. William body was taken to Winchester and buried in the Cathedral. The picture was taken in the Choir Stolls facing West.

Tarbert Castle Argull Scotland

Tarbert Castle was a strategic Royal stronghold during the Middle Ages. The castle overlooks the harbour and has a very commanding view of the water approaches. In 1320 Robert the Bruce protect it against the Lords of the Isles.DSC_0231-small02JPeg

Wisley Church Surrey

Wisley Church Surrey

Wisley church is a interesting example of a mid 12th Century Norman village place of worship. The Black Prince came to Wisley church in 1344/5 and again in 1370 as he had a hunting lodge nearby, his name appears on a list beside the vestry door. It was confirmed by Cardinal Wolsey in 1531 that among the patron shown on the list of Wisley incumbents was the Black Prince.

H.M.S. Warrior

H.M.S. Warrior

H.m.s. Warrior was Launched in 1860, was the pride of Queen Victoria’s fleet. Powered by steam and sail, she was the fastest and most powerful ship of her day. The Warrior was, in her time, the ultimate deterrent. Yet with in a few years she was obsolete. Now restored and back in Portsmouth. I took this Photo late in the afternoon