06 August 2018

Roman Lighthouse and More

And more postcards that bring memories, because I visited this place some years ago, with a couple of friends and a baby that is a teenager now...

St Mary's Church sits in the grounds of Dover Castle (in England, the UK). It is a heavily restored Saxon structure, built next to a Roman lighthouse which became the church bell-tower.

Under Henry II's command, The Great Tower at Dover Castle was built to entertain Europe's most powerful pilgrims on their way to Thomas Becket's shrine at Canterbury Cathedral. Since 2007, English Heritage has worked with historian and craftspeople to re-presents the rooms in a late 12th century style. The images show the interior of King's Chamber and a replica of the Lewis Chessman.

(A lot of the postcards from the UK have been arriving with a chewed off corner - ?!?)

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