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morgana
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16 of 20  Fri 31st Oct 2014 2:21pm  
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Not sure if you've got this which might help with your model on the ditches around Coventry prior to the wall
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Helen F
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17 of 20  Fri 31st Oct 2014 9:25pm  
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Thanks Morgana, it all helps. That link needs studying carefully.
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Helen F
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18 of 20  Fri 13th Oct 2017 4:58pm  
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A new mystery image but this time I think it might be a fake. It's supposed to be 'Old Coventry' painted in the 19th century by H Marks. There is a Henry Stacy Marks of that period who liked to paint imagined medieval or Shakespearean scenes. I can't place the location although it looks a bit like a few areas. There are too many things that clash with any real view, even if you dial them back. The scene looks European and Marks did spend some time in France. So he might have called it Coventry but it's not obvious he ever visited.
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NeilsYard
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19 of 20  Tue 17th Oct 2017 12:02am  
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That doesn't even look like St Michael's, Helen, does it. I think there's a lot of poetic license with many an early painter or two.
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Helen F
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20 of 20  Tue 17th Oct 2017 2:41pm  
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Yes Neil, the church is the biggest giveaway. It has a high roof that doesn't match any of Coventry's. There are images dating back to the 1600s that still look more like the real thing than this. If there was one detail that a fanciful artist could include it was the basic shapes of the churches. You could even make a stab at St Mary's. Mid 1800s there was an embarrassment of medieval building riches to choose from in Coventry.
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