Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 09/17/2014


Photo taken on July  1, 2013



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snake
Tollevast
William the Conquerer
Cotentin
Manche
Basse-Normandie
France
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dragon
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 is a saint (nimbus) helping a man, who is attacked by a huge snake. Maybe the saint is one of the early missionaries (eg Saint Vigor, who was a legendary dragon tamer) rescuing a pagan soul from evil demons.

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