Medieval heritage on display in two English churches

Medieval heritage on display in two English churches

In old English the word “doom” means judgement.  So, the doom paintings that were very common in English Churches in the late medieval time depicted the fate that would befall all those looking at them. Either their souls would be

A spectacular winter starling murmuration at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve in Warwickshire

A spectacular winter starling murmuration at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve in Warwickshire

Sometimes tens of thousands of starlings join together in this daily ritual which takes place just as the light fades at the end of the day.  

Ely – the home of Oliver Cromwell and an impressive medieval cathedral

Ely – the home of Oliver Cromwell and an impressive medieval cathedral

England is rich in history, and one of it’s most famous historical figures is Oliver Cromwell, former parliamentarian, soldier and ruler of England from 1649 to 1660. In the 1640’s England was ravaged by a bitter civil war between King

Cornwall’s coast-to-coast from St Ives to Marazion, based on the St Michael’s Way

Cornwall’s coast-to-coast from St Ives to Marazion, based on the St Michael’s Way

Cornwall’s historic one-day walk from the north to south coast. The route is part of the famous Camino de Santiago, the ever-popular medieval pilgrimage route to the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in north west Spain.