showing the location of Bosham in the heart of Wessex.
written and read so much about King Harold II and William the Conqueror.
So much in fact, sometimes I feel that I have empathy for them both. After
many months of writing and research, you can imagine how I felt to visit
Bosham, the birthplace of King Harold II. The exact actual birthplace of
Harold is not known but we do know that he spent his formative years here.
The experience left me feeling quite moved but with a heightened sense
of imagination of what it must have been like for him as a child in his
beloved Wessex. I cannot explain my feelings or thoughts in words and will
therefore not try. I hope these photographs speak louder to you than my
words ever can. Further information has come to light from sources at Bosham
that may indicate that he was laid to rest here after the battle.
comprising four photographs of Bosham. The early life of Harold begins
in the section entitled Kings of Wessex and England.
- The young Harold would have played in a manner similar to the children
in this photograph today.
in a beautiful part of England, you can understand why Harold's childhood
was said to have been very happy.
was taken around the other side of the houses in the previous photograph,
looking towards the yacht club. Bosham can be visited by train or by car.
It is located just off the A27 between Chichester and Portsmouth and is
worth the effort if you are touring this part of the world and interested
in such things.
to include road names and signposts in my photographs to give the sequences
street cred, if you would kindly excuse the pun.