A journey to an unusual medieval building with a bloody past. Once owned as a private chapel to the Bishop of London, the church gained notoriety during the Elizabethan period when the then incumbent Bishop, Edmund `Bloody` Bonner, a hard line catholic, who was thrown into prison by Elizabeth I.
Bonner, was a brute, who tortured Protestants under Mary Tudor and refused loyalty to the new Queen. Bonner died in prison, and his ghost is alleged to haunt the church grounds and that of the former palace, now occupied by Copford Hall.
Even before you enter, there is a reminder at the entrance of a man who was nailed alive to the entrance door.
But despite the tales that regale this site, the most marvellous is that of the angels, in the form of the many fine quality paintings inside the church.
Join me as I take you through this fascinating building and share with you the many wonders that adorn it`s walls.
Copford stands testimony to the glorious art of medieval England, but also to it`s rich history too.
In this video, I was not able to record any activity to share, but regardless this building compensates for this well as you will see.
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