After all the attention paid to William & Kate yesterday at Westminster Abbey I thought I’d share a photo of a large English Cathedral that was the site of a much earlier royal wedding: On July 25 , 1554, Mary Tudor married Prince Philip of Spain (who was soon to be Philip II) in Winchester Cathedral.
How long did it take to discontinue the practice of British & American archeologists bringing back many treasures unearthed from ancient far away lands? I don’t know but it went on long enough for museums to be filled with the numerous items they collected.
These items are in the Boston MFA collection which is 2nd only to the British Museum.
This photo dates back to my pre-digital camera days. Taken from a moving train in British Columbia, Canada the foreground is blurred but the background struck me as good pick. That is a mighty western mountain in the center, especially compared to the more rolling ‘Green Mountains’ of my home state.