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Rockland Saint Mary Church.




Rockland Saint Marys Church, Rockland or Rokelunda, meaning Rook grove. Old Norse hrokr (rook) + Old Norse lundr (grove).  near Trowse, as mentioned by Messent, has a Square west tower, 3 bells,nave, Early English, chancel and south porch, and tower that is decorated. In 1892 much restoration was done, when new square-headed Perpendicular windows were put in the nave and later the south porch was added. There are memorials to the Cook family. The restored font is of interest. Cautley wrote, west tower, south porch, nave and chancel. This church has a nice 15th century font with angels holding shields on bowl and panelled shaft, there are Arms to Victoria, and a few feet of the east of the church are the remains of Rockland Saint Margaret. Modern roofs and benches. Imagine it's England, 1209, and you're a wealthy baron. You arrive home from London one day to discover that King John's minions have once again raided your stores of grain. It's the king's right, of course — he has a large household and armies to feed — and there's a promise of compensation. But all too often that payment arrives late, if at all. And there was that incident last year where the bailiff was caught selling the seized goods instead of handing them over to the king's men. These events aren't simply the makings of the next Robin Hood movie. The practice of seizing food for the king, known as "purveyance," was common in medieval England, as was the greed and corruption associated with it. It was one of the key gripes that drove England's barons to negotiate the Magna Carta with King John in 1215. The Magna Carta is considered one of the great legal documents in the history of democracy. Five centuries later, the legal principles it set forth inspired American colonists in their own rebellion against the British crown. Lack of food was a constant threat in the Middle Ages. Though much of the population was dedicated to agriculture, there was little surplus that could be drawn upon if bad weather wiped out a harvest. Still, the barons who negotiated the Magna Carta weren't worried about keeping the peasants from starving. "It wasn't part of their ethos that they should be feeding everyone," says University of Mary Washington historian Bruce O'Brien.
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