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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.

EGLISE REFORMEE DE L'ORATOIRE DU LOUVRE

Date: 12th May 2011

EGLISE REFORMEE DE L'ORATOIRE DU LOUVRE

I wanted to see this building because in front there's a large statue to Gaspard de Coligny who was a leading Protestant and the first person to be murdered on the Eve of St. Bartholemew massacre of the Huguenots in Paris. (Catherine de Medici is reputed to have disliked Coligny because she couldn't understand a person who was not motivated by personal gain and self-interest).

Gaspard's brother, Odet de Coligny is buried in Canterbury Cathedral. Although a Catholic Cardinal, Odet embraced the new Protestantism and was in England at the time of his death (some say he was murdered). He was hastily buried in a very simple tomb with the expectation that his Huguenot relatives would reclaim his body. But No! He is still there in his simple tomb oddly placed between two pillars on the South East Side of the Trinity Chapel in Canterbury Cathedral. (In all the mysterious theories discussed as to where the bones of Becket might lie, if they were not burned at the request of Henry V111, one is that they might be in this incredibly plain tomb) 

EGLISE REFORMEE DE L'ORATOIRE DU LOUVRE

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