By Nicholas Reardon
This absolutely illustrated color publication written by means of Cotswold writer Nicholas Reardon exhibits the reader in pictures and Sketches previous time punishments resembling shares, whipping posts and lock-ups besides tales of murdered Kings and court docket Jesters, Highwaymen and warfare Crimes dedicated in the past, while the Cotswold hills weren't so peaceful.Author: Nicholas Reardon Having lived within the Cotswolds all my lifestyles, and with a willing curiosity in historical past, i want to percentage my love of this zone with you through mentioning the various hidden positive aspects to be present in this precise a part of the English countryside.Over the years my father, the well known Cotswold artist Peter Reardon, had drawn a couple of little sketches exhibiting shares, whipping posts and previous city lock-ups. those illustrated the old forms of punishment served as much as those that broke the legislation in and round those stunning and now peaceable hills.I used to be pleasantly stunned to find that even after such a lot of years those items that my...
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The picture below helps to show how it has a very unusual steep slopping roof. WINCHCOMBE WINCHCOMBE Once the capital of Mercia, complete with a grand Benedictine Abbey, Winchcome was a very proud town. Its name is said to mean ‘a bend in a valley’ and can be found on the B4632 between Cheltenham and Broadway. It briefly became the centre of the English tobacco industry until 1627 when the government banned its growth in England in an attempt to help support the sales from the American Colonies.
This can be found just around the corner from the old Post Office as you make your way towards the large wool church of St Peter and St Paul. While here I recommend a visit to the church, if only to view its fine selection of gargoyles, to frighten those with a guilty conscience. I have placed a couple on this page to show what can be seen, but to be more correct I believe these would be called grotesques and the name suits them well. Grotesques on the Church of St Peter and Paul in Northleach NORTHLEACH NORTHLEACH Something else of interest in Northleach is this next slice of history.
There are many rumours surrounding his demise: murder by a red hot poker; suffocation by a cushion; along with the possibility of escape and fleeing to Europe. As to which is true I shall let others surmise. Next to the cell is the entrance to the castle’s dungeon pictured below. the castle’s dungeon View to cell BIBURY BIBURY The village of Bibury is a pleasure to visit at any time of the year, but my personal favourite time is November when it is shrouded in mist. By then the bustle of the summer visitors has been replaced by a wonderful feeling of tranquillity as you take in the sights that have made this little village famous the world over.