Tag a friend who loves cobbled streets and gorgeous english cottages! how bloomin' gorgeous is this street in rye, east sussex with those lovely daffodils perfectly framing the picture. love this shot by @lensereflection
.. i'm going to keep with the spring theme forever (well, until summer). there are rumours that it may snow in britain at easter... but i refuse to believe this will happen.
situated on the south coast of england and where the english channel is at its narrowest, rye was often the first port of call for an intruder sailing across from north west europe. the french regularly raided rye (naughty!) and even the spanish did on occasion. mind you, some attacks were worse than others; in 1377, a french assault resulted in the complete desolation of rye town by fire. the bells from st mary’s church were also stolen on this occasion but the men of rye and neighbouring settlement winchelsea sought revenge and set sail for france. this retaliation was fruitful as they returned with the bells and an assortment of other goods that had been stolen on a previous french attack! from times before the rule of edward the confessor, the region along the south coast including rye, was under the rule of the abbey of fecamp in france. this was returned to the english crown in 1247 by henry iii, except for a small region to the north of rye. this is still known as rye foreign despite it being english since the reformation.
have a great wednesday! so good to see the days staying lighter for longer over here in the land of eccles cakes and ferrets. lovely shot by @lensereflection
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