Photographs: The Lincolnshire Rising of 1536

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This plaque is outside St. James’ church in Louth, Lincolnshire.

The Lincolnshire Rising of the autumn of 1536 was a popular uprising in protest to King Henry VIII’s and Thomas Cromwell’s decision to dissolve the monasteries. It was the spark which led to the more widespread uprising, called the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536-7.

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku From A Picture: Faith Out Of Wood

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From lime wood and oak
faith’s testimony emerged
A forgotten world

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku From A Picture: Wall Stories

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Whitewashed centuries
Stories reveal depth of faith
We merely marvel

copyright Francis Barker 2020