Places To Visit

The Tomb of Empress Theophanu

This small church is quite a hidden gem in Cologne. The area is rather residential and when I arrived the neighbourhood and the church itself were deserted. I spent the entire time there completely alone (which I didn’t mind!). The Pantaleon Church is one of twelve surviving Roman churches in Cologne. The first version of this [read more]

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Burial places of the Queens and Consorts of England

500th Anniversary of Completion of Henry VII’s Lady Chapel Celebrated at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the completion of the Henry VII’s Lady Chapel in style. Henry VII began lavish works on the chapel in 1503, but it wasn’t completed until 1516, nearly seven years after his death. The chapel is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and the monks of Westminster sang a [read more]

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Places To Visit

Egmond Abbey & The Countesses of Holland

Egmond Abbey is the oldest abbey in the Netherlands. It was founded in the early tenth century by Dirk I, Count of Holland. The original abbey was destroyed in 1573 on the orders of William of Orange. Before then it housed the graves of several counts and countesses of Holland. The abbey was rebuilt after [read more]