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... br> but still we read in deathless records how
the high soul'd priest confirm'd the Barons vow;
and freedom unforgetful still recites
this second birth place of our native rights.
One can only imagine how wonderful the old Abbey would be if it still stood today. The ruins are impressive there's no doubt, but as Hamish Miller reflected in the Sun and the Serpent:
"Perhaps if Henry 8th had not so desperately wanted ...
... above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free."
Wendell Berry The Peace of Wild Things
The day comes to a lovely conclusion as we take Debby's freshly massaged feet out into the very chilly wet evening to a noodle bar and then to the old movie house for Billy Connolly's latest comedy, "What I did on my holiday". It's feels almost like we are on holiday rather than a pilgrimage.
So off we go on the bus, yes the public transport thing. This bus runs down an old disbanded railway line that cars cannot access, thus making the trip very straight forward. Brilliant! Rob, Chris and I went into Cambridge for a spot of study, sightseeing, lunch and naturally beer tasting. Why not? we ask ourselves. Nobody has to drive.
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... founded in 1441 by Henry VI and is one of the 31 colleges in the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. King's College is formally named The King's College of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas in Cambridge. The King's College has an outstanding academic record and the college lies on the River Cam. The building has an example of gothic English architecture which is amazing and just its architectural grandeur is worth the visit. King's College is also world-famous for its ...