ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION
Our exhibition in Burford, Oxfordshire will open on 24 July 2017 and run until 28 August 2017. The exhibition of the Medieval Mosaic will be held in the refectory of Burford College Boarding House. The boarding house is at the bottom of the High St Near to the Burford Church.
Entry is through the blue door from the High St. Entry by donation.
Michael, the artist will be in attendance daily from 10 am to 5 pm.
Burford is a medieval town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills, West Oxfordshire. It lies 20 miles west of Oxford and is listed in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle of 752 as ‘Beorgfeord’. The Domesday book of 1086 lists Burford as Bureford. Lord of Burford in 1086 was Bishop Odo of Bayeux and Tenant-in-chief in 1086 was also Bishop Odo of Bayeux.
Here Bishop Odo holding a staff encourages the young men
Burford was granted a Charter in 1090 by Robert Fitzhamon. After the death of Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, Brictric’s lands were granted by her eldest son Rufus to Robert Fitzhamon.
Fitzhamon was second cousin to William the Conqueror and one of the few Anglo-Norman barons to remain loyal to two successive kings, Rufus and Henry. Robert fitzHamon is said to be the great grandson of Richard I of Normandy and thus cousin to Robert I of Normandy. Fitzhamon was also a special friend of Walter Tirell. Both Fitzhamon and Tirel were members of the fateful hunting party of William Rufus.
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