The stunning statue on the tomb of the legendary Maid Marian

Little Dunmow Church, St Mary, is one of the oldest buildings in Essex, England. The building was originally the chapel of the lady of an Augustinian convent of the 12th century, and inside there is an alabaster tomb depicting one of the most famous women in British history, Maid Marian. Legendary companion of Robin Hood, the literary character was actually inspired by the life and legends surrounding the daughter of a 13th-century Essex baron, Matilda Fitzwalter. Born in the late 12th century, Matilda was the daughter of Robert, Baron Fitzwalter,…

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#TodayInHistory – November 23

November 23 – Some important events on this day. 800 👉🏼 Charlemagne arrives in Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III. 1248 👉🏼 Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile after the city capitulates 1499 👉🏼 Flemish pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from Tower of London. Invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV 1644 👉🏼 “Areopagitica”, a pamphlet by John Milton decrying censorship, is published 1654 👉🏼…

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