The Empire of Custom

 The empire of custom is most mighty.
Publilius Syrus

An Anglo-Saxon Maundy scene: monks washing feet and a king giving alms, from an C11th Psalter (BL Harley 603, f.66v): c/o Eleanor Parker ‏

Probably just as well for Her Majesty  that she doesn’t have to wash the feet of old beggars*. I saw her at York Minster one Maundy Thursday. I was disappointed because Continue reading