A few photos from a visit today to Hereford Cathedral. A beautiful cathedral with many stunning stained glass windows. Well worth a visit.
Mappa Mundi is a medieval map of the world drawn on vellum, a very different map to that which we see today. Jerusalem at the centre, Great Britain a very odd shape and represented disproportionately large. The Earth is surrounded by sketches of fascinating mythical beasts.
The chained library is an ancient collection of hand written manuscripts and printed books. They are chained to their shelves with the original chains, apparently designed to discourage light fingered medieval students. Reminded me of the library at Hogwarts.