Sunday, 4 August 2013

Views of Tewkesbury

Three images taken on our recent visit to Tewkesbury, now posted to my Flickr account and also available to buy on Fine Art America and Photo4Me
Abbey Mill print for sale
Abbey Mill, a photo by TonyKRO on Flickr.
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Abbey Mill and Weir on the Mill Avon at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. It was originally built in 1190 as a mill for the monks at Tewkesbury Abbey but was completely rebuilt in 1793. The flour mill ceased operations in 1920. The Mill Avon is a channel of the River Avon, originally constructed by the monks to drive the mill wheel.
Tewkesbury Abbey print for sale
Tewkesbury Abbey, a photo by TonyKRO on Flickr.

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The Abbey of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, is the second largest parish church in the country and a former Benedictine monastery. It is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Britain, and has probably the largest Romanesque crossing tower in Europe.

Battle of Tewkesbury by TonyKRO
Battle of Tewkesbury, a photo by TonyKRO on Flickr.
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Tewkesbury Medieval Festival is widely regarded as the largest free medieval gathering of its kind in Europe, the central attraction is a re-enactment of the Battle of Tewkesbury, on part of the site of the original 1471 battlefield. Many of the participants including wives and children live as a medieval army in authentic medieval encampments for the whole weekend. 

The Battle of Tewkesbury, which took place on 4 May 1471, was one of the decisive battles of the Wars of the Roses. The forces loyal to the House of Lancaster were completely defeated by those of the rival House of York under King Edward IV. The Lancastrian heir to the throne, Edward, Prince of Wales, and many prominent Lancastrian nobles were killed during the battle or were dragged from sanctuary two days later and immediately executed. The Lancastrian King, Henry VI, who was a prisoner in the Tower of London, died or was murdered shortly after the battle. Tewkesbury restored political stability to England until the death of Edward IV in 1483.

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