[MR] BBC: Stratford Guild Hall Paintings

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Sat Mar 5 02:39:25 PST 2016

Noble Friends,

The BBC is offering a brief video piece on frescoes in the Stratford 
Guild Hall Chapel. These paintings were to be destroyed on Henry VIII's 
orders, but the town bailiff, William Shakespeare's father, had the 
whitewashed instead. Now they are to be restored with lottery money: 
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-35724908 . I 
had some problem getting this video to run. It only showed in 
full-screen mode, but the paintings are really worth all the fooling 
around with the computer.

John Shakespeare was apparently a reluctant Protestant. I have read 
elswhere that he may have made a forbidden pilgrimage to St. 
Winefriede's Well in Wales ( http://www.saintwinefrideswell.com/ ), and 
this rather than corruption or usury (everybody was on the take), could 
have been the real reason for his downfall: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Shakespeare .

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, That Crazy Scot

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