Photographer's Note


Taken during my visit to Winchester in 1982. I think this is called Tudor style architecture. I can't remember what kind of shop this one was, but the name is curious: "God begot". (In ancient English means "generated by God)- If a British subject will read this note, please give us a light on this expression.

(I found this reference in internet:)


In 1002, Emma, daughter of Richard, Duke of Normandy, married Ethelred the Unready. As a wedding present the Duke gave her Winchester and Exeter. Ten years later he gave her the the Manor of Goudbeyete, Godbiete, or as it is now known, God Begot. Thus it is clear that, although in the City, the Manor was not part of the City. The Manor made its own laws and exacted its own taxes without reference to the Mayor of Winchester, or even the King himself.
The present building dates from 1050.

Scanned with scanner Canon FS 4000 US

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