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… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Tag: priory

  • Pilgrimage of Grace

    Pilgrimage of Grace

    On the 19th October 1536, Henry VIII lost his patience at the rebels on the Pilgrimage of Grace. He wrote to Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk: ‚ÄúYou are to use all dexterity in getting the harness and weapons of the said rebels brought in to Lincoln or other sure places, and cause all the boats…

  • Cho fad ‘s bhios craobh ‘san choille, Bidh foil na Chuimeaneach

    Cho fad ‘s bhios craobh ‘san choille,
    Bidh foil na Chuimeaneach

    My Dad once gave me a piece of advice that has remained with me always. He said there are three subjects that should be avoided in conversations: sex, politics, and religion. Of course that was way before the social media so he would have meant talking in pubs but I have generally tried to stick…

  • Kirkham Priory

    Kirkham Priory

    The ruins of Kirkham Priory are idyllically situated beside the River Derwent, just before it enters a gorge through Corallian limestone. The priory was founded in the 12th-century by Sir Walter l’ Espec, supposedly after the death of his only son after a fall from his horse. L’ Espec was prominent in Norman England, controlling…

  • Mount Grace Priory

    Mount Grace Priory

    They’ve done a lot of tree felling around Mount Grace Priory, opening up new views of the ruined 14th-century Carthusian Priory. The monks lived in silent isolation, in cells around the two cloisters. To the right of the church is the larger cloister which incorporates sixteen cells. On the extreme right is a modern reconstruction…

  • Mount Grace Priory

    Mount Grace Priory

    National Trust volunteers cleaning moss and other plant growth from the ruins of this¬†medieval Carthusian priory¬†which¬†is owned by the Trust but¬†managed by English Heritage. Mount Grace Priory is unique in that it wasn’t destroyed by the new owner, one James Strangeways, after being sold by the government after the dissolution on the monasteries in 1540.…