Corfe-castle

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Corfe Castle by Robin Whalley
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Corfe Castle with a few whisps of mist and early morning light.

  A rather stunning and fantastical view of Corfe Castle in the winter sunlight. The Castle is a fortification built by His Ancientness William the Conqueror during the eleventh century; and stands above the village with the same name in the county of Dorset, England.

    For visitor information, what’s on, etc look no farther than here (photo by Anthony Spencer on johnstoysoldiers.blogspot.com)

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Medieval Gold ‘All My Heart’ Posy Ring, found at Corfe Castle, England, War of the Roses era, 14th-15th Century

Engraved with reserved acanthus leaves separating three reserved scrolls inscribed in Black Letter French script 'tout mou couer’ (with 'mou’ being a variant spelling for 'mon’ and thus reading 'All my Heart.’

The ring dates to the Wars of the Roses period, at a time when English was the Common tongue and Latin the language of the Church and law but French was still the language of the Court, of chivalry and of love; its French inscription embodies the Medieval ideals of love and it would have been the gift to a noble lady from her future husband on their betrothal. The story of this ring and its finding has been filmed, interviewing the late finder and others, under the title 'Revealing Secrets’ (Watch video ).

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Corfe Castle, Dorset, England

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