The article in today’s TELEGRAPH is very interesting. Radar has pinpointed the tomb of Edward the Confessor. I have always been very interested in the St. Edward’s Chapel in Westminster Abbey. Guides over the years point out that the shrine was a source of pilgrimage where pious people came to worship, tucking themselves into the niches to be close to the sacred bones of the King-Saint. 1066 is a benchmark date in British history, and the position of Edward the Confessor in this history is significant–certainly in the history of Westminster Abbey, his greatest achievement. I was fascinated with this image of the inside of the Confessor’s tomb. Remember, the sapphire at the top of the Imperial State Crown was once a ring stone on the finger of King Edward and removed at one time when his tomb was first opened.
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