If you like jigsaws here are some online of medieval  images courtesy of Jigsaw Explorer. You can alter the number of pieces from the menu in the centre of the screen. Garter stall plate of Lord Hastings https://jigex.com/6fpL Titulus Regius document https://tinyurl.com/y62t8fry Houses of Lancaster and York https://jigex.com/xNBi White and red roses motif https://jigex.com/ww5B The

Flowery Meads

aristocrtic women at recreation in a walled garden

Wealthy families were enclosing their gardens from the 12th century, not only to keep out wild animals but also the Anglo-Saxons, who continued to revolt against Norman rule. Within the boundary the garden was usually laid out in a formal design with a square central lawn. A fine lawn was coveted. The ground was levelled

Bishop Bell’s Grave

Bishop Bell's Grave in Carlisle Cathedral nave showing detail of dinosaur-like animals

A very interesting grave is in Carlisle Cathedral. Richard Bell was born in about 1410 and became a monk when he was sixteen. As an older man, he met the duke of Gloucester (later King Richard lll), and perhaps because of their friendship, he was promoted to become the Bishop of Carlisle.  Bishop Bell is