Penzance - Cornwall, England
Believed to mark the site of a great battle
between Arthur and a local giant, this dramatic building rises above
the sands of Mount's Bay, where tradition had it that
Joseph of Arimethea used to come to ply his
trade as a tin merchant. Joseph is later believed to have brought
the sacred relic of the Holy Grail to Britain, and to have built the
first church at Glastonbury, in Somerset. A firmly entrenched tradition
says that he brought his young nephew, Jesus, with him on one of his
many trips to Britain. Since biblical testimony is silent about the
life of Jesus before His ministry, there could be some truth in this.
|St. Michael's Mount
stands out against the ocean... at low tide a person can walk
out to the island.
According to local legend, the hermit Ogrin, who lived at nearby Roche
Rock brought about a brief reconciliation between the estranged King
Mark and his would-be Queen Iseult, who had been living in the wilds
with Tristan. Because the Queen had only rags to wear, Ogrin bought
fresh clothing and a horse for her at a fair on the Mount of St. Michael.