Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 09/17/2014


Photo taken on July  1, 2013



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Medieval Europe Medieval Europe



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dog
Tollevast
William the Conquerer
Cotentin
Manche
Basse-Normandie
France
warrior
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lion
Henri de Tollevast


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Tollevast - Saint-Martin

Tollevast - Saint-Martin
The single-nave church "Saint-Martin" in the center of Tollevast dates back to the 11th/12th century. Seigneur Henri de Tollevast, who fought on the side of William the Conquerer in Hastings, founded this church. His tomb can be found inside.

The carvings inside Saint-Martin are strange and puzzling.

Here are two dogs(?), running (?) over a small man. Is this man a beaten warrior, hunkering down? An Anglo-Saxon - and are the two dogs Norman lions, dancing over the man?

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