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13th October 'Edward the Confessor' (1003 - 1066)

The Wilton Diptych (1395) - National Gallery, London
Paintings sometimes make useful historical documents and in this instance we have a representation of Edward the Confessor, portrayed in white: holding a ring, placed between St John the Baptist (on the right) and St Edmund the Martyr (on the left) wearing red shoes and holding an arrow.  The Diptych (2 panels, 4 sides) was used as a portable altarpiece.  The panels are made of oak and each measures 53cm x 37cm.
There is another familiar reference to Edward the confessor in the Bayeux Tapestry.

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