Winchester: Magical & Mystical (Part 1): Untitled

Views: 312, Replies: 1 » Jump to the end
Winchester: Magical & Mystical (Part 1)

By NEILMUIR1
July 20, 2010

The first enclosure at Winchester was built in 150 BC during the Iron Age, at the same time that a trading center was established. In 70 AD the Romans arrived and called Winchester "Venta Belgarum - marketplace of the Belgae," a regional capital. Then in 410 AD the Romans left and the capital collapsed. In 648 AD the first minster was founded as Christianity came to Winchester, now called the old minster. After the City's surrender to William the Conqueror in 1066, he started to build the present cathedral. The history of what was once the capital of England is so great it would need two lifetimes to even learn it all!

[View the item] Give a thumbs up


Charter ATP Member
murielw1
Jul 20, 2010 11:44 AM CST
It is still as ever beautiful, WINCHESTER
Muriel
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: United Kingdom
Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Seed Starter Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters The WITWIT Badge
Image
NEILMUIR1
Jul 20, 2010 11:49 AM CST
Thank you Muriel, wait for Part 2.
Regards.
Neil.

Thumb of 2010-07-20/NEILMUIR1/f2e474

« Back to the top
« Garden.org homepage
« Winchester: Magical & Mystical (Part 1)

You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

National Gardening Association

© 2016 Dash Works, LLC
Times are presented in US Central Standard Time
Today's site banner is by bwv998 and is called "Japanese Boxwood"

About - Contact - Terms of Service - Privacy - Memberlist - Acorns - Links - Ask a Question - Newsletter

Follow us on TwitterWe are on Facebook.We Pin at Pinterest.Subscribe to our Youtube ChannelView our instagram