Sunday 17 June 2012

Two hours of summer

We weren't prepared to waste them, so off we went a-walking in Devonshire.

This little village was mentioned in the Domesday book. These were the 'landes of Queen Matilda' wife of William the Conqueror.

Most of the gravestones outside the 14th Century church belonged to people born in the 1700s.
As children we had a Ladybird book called Kings and Queens of England. I remember Matilda, I think she is the one with plaits on the right. I had no idea what a scary woman she was!

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