King 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.
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.
Following the trench warfare which took place in the poppy fields of Flanders, during World War One. Red poppies have become a symbol of Remembrance of soldiers who died during wartime.
The Memphis Belle is a nickname of a Boeing Flying Fortress during the Second World War. The story of the Memphis Belle and her crew who where the first to fly 25 bombing missions into Europe. In 1990 a film was made telling the story.
First World War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on the 28 July 1914 and lasted until the 11 November1918. Trench warfare. I took the photo at the Bovington Tank Museum Dorset South West England.
Protecting their wearer’s identity during promiscuous or decadent activities. Carnival of Venice was first recorded in 1268. Today the famous Venetian Carnival starts on February 2nd and ends on Shrove Tuesday.
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
Taken in the Lake District, on Ullswater