This week our postcard match is a tiny village in the Orne region of Normandy. Here in the 11th century lived the priest Walkelin and it is his, terrifying, ghost story our guest blogger re-tells today. Our blogger is Orderic Vitalis; Benedictine monk, 11/12th century chronicler and friend of Walkelin.
In the charming town of Falaise we saw this dramatic monument to that battle hungry medieval warrior, William the Conqueror. Rightly represented as a triumphant king, William's statue is surrounded by earlier Dukes of Normandy: Robert the Magnificent, Richard the Good (very good at propaganda, also known as the Irascible), Richard