Tag Archive: Church of England

Church of England moves valuables to Tower of London amid fears of coronavirus lockdown looting

Items include ‘rare and unusual’ silver, paintings, art and artefacts from across capital’s 400 churches The Church of England has moved millions of pounds worth of valuables to the Tower of London amid fears of looting during the UK’s coronavirus lockdown. Under Government guidelines, all places of worship have been closed in an attempt to…

Five missing medieval kings and queens – and where we might find them

Henry I

As a second carpark becomes the suspected burial site of a medieval English monarch, we wonder: who else is still under the tarmac? As 2016 begins, the recent public interest in hunting for royal burials shows no sign of abating. Hardly has the dust begun to settle on Richard III’s expensive new tomb in Leicester…

700th anniversary of Richard de Pottesgrave

Many people turned out for a medieval weekend held to mark the 700th anniversary of Richard de Pottesgrave at St Andrew’s Church in Heckington. Richard de Pottesgrave, originally of Byfleet, was appointed as last rector of Heckington in 1309 by King Edward II. It was in this time that Richard rebuilt the chancel, adding to…