Tuesday, June 15, 2010

One of my heroes

Geoffrey Ashe is probably the foremost authority on King Arthur and Glastonbury. He took us on a tour of the Abbey.

Here, Geoffrey shows us where monks in the 12th Century found an ancient burial site. The burial, in a hallowed out oak tree, was of two people, one very tall and one smaller. An iron cross with the words: "Here lies King Arthur on the Isle of Avalon" crudely engraved on it. The cross has been lost but there are drawings of it.

I saw Geoffrey and his lovely wife again at the Abbey Tea Shop across from the Abbey. I watched them walk across the street to the car park next to the Abbey grounds and the words "Sir Geoffrey" flashed through my mind. This man deserves a knighthood.


Blogger Autumn Jordon said...

Awesome pictures and so wonderful you met Geoffrey Ace. I bet you enjoyed your conversations with him.

1:10 PM  
Blogger Mitzi said...

He and his wife, Patricia (American-born) were very gracious. Both know so much about the area and the history.

1:46 PM  

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