TA0339 : The Kings of England

taken 8 years ago, near to Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

The Kings of England
The Kings of England
One of the great wonders of St.Mary's church, the chancel ceiling is made up of 40 panels depicting the Kings of England and a few legendary monarchs like Brutus, Ebraucus and Lud. Each with a scroll bearing the name of the King, length of his reign and place of his burial, including the (then) reigning monarch Henry VI with an inscription recording that the ceiling was painted in the 23rd year of his reign ..... 1445. It was restored in 1863 and again in 1939 when the image of George VI was substituted for the legendary monarch Lochrine.
St.Mary's church
Beverley is blessed with two magnificent churches, the larger Minster is foremost, but St. Mary's is close behind and one of the best parish churches in England. Founded in 1120, reputedly by Thurstan, Archbishop of York 1114-1143 who had been Provost of Beverley Minster.
Many of the medieval guilds adopted St. Mary's and their generous endowments paid for the largely 14th and 15th century wonder we see today.
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Date Taken
Friday, 28 January, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 31 January, 2011
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Church interior   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 031 398 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:50.6527N 0:26.0311W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 031 398
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