MEN OF KENT & KENTISH MEN

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Reference WMO138185

Address:

St Peter and St Paul's Church

Old churchyard

Swanscombe Street

Swanscombe Kent

DA10 0BA

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
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About the memorial: NEAR THIS SPOT IN THE YEAR 1067. BY ANCIENT TRADITION / THE MEN of KENT AND KENTISH MEN. CARRYING BOUGHS ON / THEIR SHOULDERS AND SWORDS IN THEIR HANDS. MET THE / INVADER, WILLIAM , DUKE of NORMANDY. THEY OFFERED PEACE / IF HE WOULD GRANT THEIR ANCIENT RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES / OTHERWISE WAR AND THAT MOST DEADLY. THEIR REQUEST / WAS GRANTED AND FROM THAT DAY THE MOTTO OF KENT / HAS BEEN INVICTA. MEANING UNCONQUERED.
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