The Immortals

19 Jan

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Stained Glass window on the old Town Hall in Dover. This building used to be Maison Dieu (house of God) when it was built in 1253. It was added to and added to, becoming a gaol, a hospital before becoming the Town Hall.  The stained glass is representative of the Cinque Ports.


The Immortals

The night that his wife died giving birth to his fourth daughter, Lord Chester of Dover decided that he had nothing left to live for. With no son to carry on his lineage his french wife had failed him miserably.

That night he had a dream and the next day he called for Merlin the moment he awoke. Later that evening he invited his two closest companions to his dinner table. After a meal of mutton and drafts of the finest mead in all the land he stood before them and told them of his plan.

He would have a maison de Dieu built and when it was nearly finished they would unite to become a thing of great beauty that would last for all eternity. They would become immortal and men and women for all  the ages would gaze upon them and remember their names.

They would become the object of jealousy since they would be protected from the elements of nature whilst the gaudy statues of long dead kings continued to be blessed by pigeon droppings.

When he finished his blustery speech his two companions, in a drunken stupor, readily agreed.

The rest, as they say, is history.


3 Responses to “The Immortals”

  1. helenmidgley January 19, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    Loved it, fab 🙂

  2. Al January 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    Fantastic! I love that idea.

  3. summerstommy2 January 19, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

    Great story Dawn, well done and I love the reasoning behind the images. Excellent story.

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