3/26/09

Armed Man


The following is a quote from the photographer:
"L'homme, l'homme, l'homme armé,
L'homme armé
L'homme armé doibt on doubter, doibt on doubter.
On a fait partout crier,Que chascun se viengne armer
D'un haubregon de fer."
'The man, the man, the armed man,
The armed man
The armed man should be feared, should be feared.
Everywhere it has been proclaimed
That each man shall arm himself
With a coat of iron mail.'
This famous late medieval chanson seemed a fitting description of this mid-14th-century roundel from St Mary's church in Stanton St John.

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