Doug Wall

Doug Wall

Posted on 10/14/2015


Photo taken on April 22, 2010


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Rochester Cathedral

Rochester Cathedral
Being situated in a strategically important fortified city, Rochester’s cathedral has a long and turbulent history, though you may not realise that looking at it now. For example, in 1215 the cathedral was plundered when King John held it against the rebel barons. It was later desecrated by Simon de Montfort’s troops when they captured the city. In 1642 the Cathedral was damaged by Cromwell’s soldiers. In 1201 the Cathedral became a major place of pilgrimage following the death of William of Perth, a Scottish baker who was murdered nearby. His body was brought to the Cathedral and at his shrine, of which no trace remains, miracles were reported. Unbelievably, the Cathedral became a place of ill repute, where often gambling and drinking took place. Samuel Pepys described it as a 'Shabby place.' Through the 1800's, the Cathedral had gone through a number of restoration processes, and finally in 1880, Gilbert Scott restored the Cathedral to its present day appearance.

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Anne-Marie(Minus)
Anne-Marie(Minus)
toute en sobriété ... belle image.
22 months ago.
Doug Wall has replied to Anne-Marie(Minus)
Thank you Anne-Marie
22 months ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Excellent capture !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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22 months ago.
Les's Photography AKA aligeeach
Les's Photography AK…
Thank you for posting this excellent image into the group it is reflecting beautifully in The Little Pond .
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22 months ago.
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Your beautiful capture was admired in Historical & Architectural Gems.
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22 months ago.