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Having recently come across the provisions of Cardinal Beaufort’s will, I quickly realised that past accounts of his generosity toward the poor at the time of his death were, at the best greatly exaggerated and somewhat misleading. Other accounts which suggested that his generosity was a consequence of having a guilty conscience also seem to… View More
Winchester lies in an area virtually devoid of building stone. The city is on the southern edge of the South Downs that is a pronounced upland area extending from the Salisbury Plain in the west to Beachy Head in the east. The bedrock of the Downs is the Upper Cretaceous Chalk that is a soft… View More