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Battlefield [Mar. 18th, 2015|09:52 pm]
Tony Grist
Battlefield is a suburb of Shrewsbury. In 1403 Henry IV defeated Harry Hotspur there- and Sir John Falstaff soliliquised about honour and sherris sack.

The actual battle ground has not been built on. This is what it looks like on a misty morning in March.

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After the battle King Henry founded a college of priests on or near the site of the burial pits. All that's left is the chapel- dedicated to St Mary Magdalene- which later served as the parish church and is now redundant...

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What is honour? A word...Who hath it? He that died o'Wednesday...
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From: artkouros
2015-03-18 11:50 pm (UTC)
I'll bet the Holy Grail is buried there somewhere.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-03-19 10:05 am (UTC)
If I'd have had my spade with me I'd have dug a few test pits.
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2015-03-19 03:45 am (UTC)
The actual battle ground has not been built on. This is what it looks like on a misty morning in March.

That's really lovely.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-03-19 10:06 am (UTC)
Thanks.
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From: cmcmck
2015-03-19 08:11 am (UTC)
You may remember my posting from Battle Field a while back.

Henry plainly felt deep guilt at Hotspur's death.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-03-19 10:07 am (UTC)
Didn't stop him from chopping his body up and displaying it in the market place.
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From: cmcmck
2015-03-19 11:42 am (UTC)
They're rather proud of that fact in Shrewsbury judging by the plaque, but Henry seems to have started nightmares after the event.
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