The 2nd in a small set.
This was one of about 8 friezes around the top of the helmet, and this was the wording underneath the pictorial elements of each frieze ( taken from ‘The Song of Lewes’ ):
“NOW ENGLISHMEN, READ ON ABOUT THIS BATTLE FOUGHT AT LEWES’ WALLS. BECAUSE OF THIS YOU ARE ALIVE AND SAFE. REJOICE THEN IN GOD
LAW IS LIKE FIRE, FOR IT LIGHTS AS TRUTH, WARMS AS CHARITY, BURNS AS ZEAL. WITH THESE VIRTUES AS HIS GUIDES, THE KING WILL RULE WELL.”
The monument of the Helmet was created by Enzo Plazzotta, and erected in 1964 to mark the 700 year anniversary of the Battle of Lewes…
Located in the gardens of The Priory of “St.Pancras” which is found in the town of Lewes in the south of England, this is a reminder of the battle that was fought on May 14. 1264 between King Henry III and barons led by Simon de Montfort….
During excavations to lay the railway line in 1845, a large burial ground was discovered at the Priory containing hundreds of bodies from the battle.
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Taken with a Panasonic Lumix G2 using Four Third Lenses with a touch of HDR using 2 images on Dynamic Photo HDR