Winchester

 

 

      The video begins with the train ride from London, England, to Winchester.  Winchester was the capital of the early Anglo-Saxon kings, and many of them are reported to be buried here.  A number of them are buried around the choir area.  Alfred the Great was initially buried in Old Minster, which was the first church built here; but according to the information center, his body is missing.  It was moved to New Minster, but it’s unclear what happened to it next.  There is an excavation going on on the edge of town which archeologists think might yield results about the matter.  According to The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, Sweyn (Svend II), King of Denmark, is buried here with his uncle Canute.  Sweyn is the father of the wife of Ednoth the Staller.  Her name isn’t known.  Canute’s wife, Emma, and his son, Hardecanute, are also buried here.  Emma was first married to Ethelred the Unready and is the mother of Goda, Ednoth the Staller’s mother, and Edward the Confessor.  The person at the information center said they were supposed to be buried in some of the mortuary chests, but they were off display because they had been taken down so testing could be done on them to determine exactly who they are.  Then they will be put back on display.

     In town the video passes by a Baptist church and a Methodist church and continues to the cathedral.  It shows the inside of the cathedral and some of the memorials relating to some of the family genealogy including Nicholas Stanley and the black martlet crest.  Around town there are the statue of Alfred the Great, the Round Table, Coats of Arms including William FitzOsbourne’s, and other sights.

 

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