Came across this plaque in the Boxford church today.
And so amused was I about the Mortification that it took me a moment to notice the age of four-times widowed Elizabeth. 113.
Can I say that again?
When she was born, Charles i was firmly on the throne, his head firmly on his shoulders. She lived through the CIvil War, the Protectorate, and then the reigns of Charles ii,James ii, William & Mary, Queen Anne, George i and died in the reign of George ii.
Eight's a lot of monarchs.
If you and I were 113, we would have been born in 1902.