No repairs to royal love monument before the spring

A rare medieval monument, built by a grieving king for his lost queen, won’t now be repaired until spring next year. The Eleanor Cross at Hardingstone in Northamptonshire will undergo restoration work from April 2019 but campaigners have raised concerns that that will be too long to stop more damage being done. The 13th century stone cross has been deteriorating for some time with chunks falling…
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Royal Connections: City of Portsmouth

Portsmouth comes from the Old English Portesm?ða, which translates to: “mouth of the harbour called Portus.” It was a city founded in the year 1180 by John of Gisors, a Norman lord. Before that, it was known to have been a Saxon fort called Portus Adurni in the…