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... is buried. That's strange, because I thought they would have to die first. She also told us the nuns live in the village outside and only the monks live at the abbey, yet in 2011 we were told only nuns lived there. The abbey is an incredible feat of architecture. It was built on a pyramid-shaped rock. The point is in the nave and a platform is built on top of that, supported by crypts of people who died during the time of construction. We walked ...
... tapestry? It depicts the story of the events that led up to the battle of Hastings in 1066 when William the Conquerer (aka the *******) defeated the Saxons and claimed the Kingdom of England. There was intrigue as there were three pretenders to the crown (pretenders are ones not direct heirs of the king, but if there are no real heirs, they claim the kingdom based on some ancestral connection). William ended up on the throne, but his reign was not steady as most Englishmen did ...
... that the American soldiers were just going to be gunned down as there was no protection for them at all! The wonder was that any survived and the sheer bravery they must have had to push on up that cliff!
With his background, Eric was able to tell us about individual soldiers. One of the saddest stories was about the widow who was told her husband was missing in action and then not told for sixty years that his body had been found ...
Again, I regret to tell you that after a long day (12hrs) of touring the battle sights, we're ready for some sleep. The tour was great, but because of the incredible crowds that are here of the festivities, the traffic was horrible. Thankfully, we had a patient driver and we saw just about everything we were scheduled to see. The 12 hr tour was supposed to be an ...
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Tastiest food discovery Cream wafers (biscuits)
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