Visit to Waltham Abbey

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Took advantage of the weather and went on a visit to Waltham Abbey.

Parts of it date back to the 7th Century and it's perhaps best known for being the claimed burial site for Harold Godwinson (Wessex) famous for getting an arrow in his eye in 1066.

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The tower was built during the time of Mary Tudor (and the only one built during her reign).

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A statue of Harold.

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Some blurb about the memorial.

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And the memorial itself.

I also took some random tomb stone photos (people must have thought I was bonkers) and wished I had a graveyard kit like I've heard some people have.

Next stop, St Albans Abbey...

Oh, and if any pre-1500 peeps would like to use the photos for his profile you are more than welcome to do so. :-)

WikiTree profile: Harold II of England
in The Tree House by Olivia McCabe G2G6 Pilot (245k points)
edited by Olivia McCabe
Thank you!
Recently learned that it is possible to add photos to pre 1500 profiles even if you are not pre 1500
Ah, that's handy. Thank you! :-)

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Surely the most consistent accounts of Harold's burial are at Bosham church. But it is all legend.
by anonymous G2G6 Pilot (256k points)
I'll have to go there and check it out. But yes, as you say, it's all legend. He's probably buried under a car park somewhere like Richard was ;-)

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