Daily Archives: February 14, 2015

Discovering Albion- day 9: Royalty and the American Flag

Another huge window fills the end wall of the south transept, showing scenes from the early history of the Abbey at Selby. On both walls the stained glass depict members of the Royal House; on one side Victoria Queen and … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 9: Interwoven threads

We walked down the Norman nave, passing Abbot Hugh’s pillar, identical to those at Durham cathedral where we had been the day before. Was it only the previous day? Similar too to the great carved columns of Dunfermline a few … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 9: Dignity and memories

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle of AD 779 mentions a settlement called Seletun. Arcahaeological remains show it to have been first settled by the Vikings and there was an extensive Roman presence. Today the little town of Selby still straddles the banks … Continue reading

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