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Monday, 15 August 2011

King Alfred's Tower, Somerset



Some interesting information about King Alfred's Tower in Somerset, not far from Bruton.

One of my favourite places to visit and walk when I lived in Somerset, although the tower was not open in those days, for reasons which will be apparent by going to the link (an American plane hit the tower in 1944).

Mind you, the tower wasn't open today either. I drove 40 miles in order to climb to the top to see the view, only to find that it had been closed two hours before the advertised time...

King Alfred's Anglo-Saxon version of Boethius.



West Saxon Nap

From Alfred’s Tower to Golden Cap
I’ll tie our silken hammock;
And there I’ll lie
With you my love,
My head upon your lap.


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