God Help the Husband Then!

In name, in shape, in quality, This Well is very quaint; The name, to lot of Kayne befell, No over-holy saint. The shape, four trees of divers kind, Withy, oak, elm, and ash, Make with their roots an arched roof, Whose floor this spring doth wash. The quality that man or wife, Whose chance, or […]

Menkov Donyerth Ruw

Dumgarth rex Cerniu [id est Cornubiæ] mersus est. Dungarth king of Cernyw ‡that is of the Cornish‡ was drowned. Annales Cambriae, A.D. 875. The site consists of the remains of two 9th-11th century granite cross-shaft fragments and an underground rock-cut passage that starts to the south-east of the crosses and terminates in a cross-shaped chamber […]

But Lyke a Christmas Game

We will not receive the new service, because it is but like a Christmas game; but we will have our old service of Mattins, Mass, Evensong and procession in Latin, not in English. —  Parishioners of Sampford Courtenay in Devon, Whitsunday, 1549.