station of the cross

Station of the cross in Czestochowa, Poland.

One of the things we like to do when we are back in England is to visit the Tower of London. Maybe you’ve been there.

The White Tower is close to 1,000 years old, built by William the Conqueror as a symbol of Norman power. It’s been a fortress, an armory, the royal mint and a prison. It’s fascinating to see where Henry VI was murdered and where Henry VIII held two of his six wives before having them executed. It’s well worth a visit. We also like to see the Crown Jewels, which are kept at the Tower. You get on a moving walkway which takes you past priceless — and well-guarded — treasures, including the orb, the sword, the scepter and rod, and St. Edward’s Crown, used at the coronation of monarchs.

Dr. Alan Trafford is pastor at Covenant Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lake Jackson.

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