Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Battlefield

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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