Rochester cathedral and castle

On a very wet and chilly day in March, a group of KCL PhD students and friends visited Rochester. Beginning at the cathedral:

Rochester cathedral

where we saw the remaining part of a thirteenth century wall painting in the Quire, showing the Wheel of Fortune:

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After lunch, to the castle, with expert commentary from Marc Morris, author of Castle: A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain, who explained the architecture and history, particularly the famous siege by king John in 1215:

Marc Morris (right) with a damp but fascinated audience

Marc Morris (right) with a damp but fascinated audience

Thanks to Marc, to Sophie Ambler for the photos, and to Ian Stone, who organized the visit.

 

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