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Dead Bishops [Sep. 15th, 2018|11:48 am]
Tony Grist
Three dead Bishops- as represented on their tombs in Winchester Cathedral. Winchester was the richest diocese in England- and the man who occupied its bishop's throne was ipso facto among the most powerful in the land. Wykeham and Waynflete did terms as Chancellor of England and Foxe was Lord Privy Seal.



William of Wykeham (1320ish-1404)



William Waynflete (1398-1486)



Richard Foxe (1448-1528)- a very dead bishop. This effigy shows him as a naked cadaver- and why not? Contemporaries said of him that he was Fox by name and fox by nature.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2018-09-15 01:36 pm (UTC)
And thank you very much for the earworm. Winchester Cathedral, you're bringing me down....
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-09-15 02:55 pm (UTC)
Luckily I can't remember how the tune goes.

I believe the stuffy old BBC banned the song for disrespecting religion.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2018-09-15 03:05 pm (UTC)
I thought about posting a YouTube of it, but often you can't access them (in another country, I mean, not just you personally.)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-09-15 05:15 pm (UTC)
That's very often the case.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-09-15 02:35 pm (UTC)
We visited Winchester Cathedral just a few years ago and I recall the third one very well. Realism at its finest.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-09-15 03:00 pm (UTC)
How times change. If someone suggested putting a life-size image of a decaying corpse on a tomb today it would be condemned as offensive and in the worst possible taste.
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