Roche Rock Hermitage: a ruined 15th-century hermitage steeped in myth and mystery~

Roche, in cornish dialect “Tregarrek”, which mean homestead of the rock, is a civil parish and village in mid-Cornwall, United Kingdom. Atop a 20-meters-tall tourmaline granite, outcrop looking out at the atmospheric Bodmin Moor and china clay mountains of St. Austell, stands a suggestive ruined hermitage. Built around 1409, it is dedicated to Saint Michael and has been surrounded by myth and mystery for hundreds of years. The hermitage has two floors, with the top room originally serving as the chapel. Although the west wall is all but gone, the…

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#TodayInHistory – May 2

May 2 – Some important events on this day 1335 👉🏼 Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia 🇦🇹 1497 👉🏼 John Cabot’s expedition departs Bristol searching for new lands across the Atlantic 🗺 1536 👉🏼 Anne Boleyn is arrested and taken to the Tower of London. Anne Boleyn was the second wife of Henry VIII, who famously had six in total, and was perhaps the most famous. In 1523 Anne was to marry Henry Percy, the son of the Earl of Northumberland, but this was broken…

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