Monday, April 23, 2012

Jane Austen Day Part 2: Winchester Cathedral

I took a day trip yesterday and visited Winchester Cathedral where Jane Austen was buried in 1817. Her brother wrote the inscription on her grave marker but left no mention of her writing, only of her personal characteristics and christian faith. Year later her nephew fixed this by placing a brass plaque next to the grave. And years after that, the general public raised money to put in a stained glass window in Jane Austen's honor right above the grave. It's a testament to her that years after her she died, hundreds of thousands still flock to Winchester Cathedral.

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