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De Montfort House, Fry's Island, Reading
De Montfort House, Fry's Island, Reading - by Edward Lever ©
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Photographer: © Edward Lever (Gallery)(26th February 2014)
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De Montfort House, Fry's Island, Reading

This attractive house is situated on the downstream end of Fry's Island (also known as De Montfort Island) on the River Thames. The house is now a private residence but has at various times in the past been used as an Officer's Club and a Blues Bar. It is only accessible by boat, providing an attractive degree of privacy, while being only minutes from the centre of Reading. The island was the location of a duel of honour in 1163 between Robert de Montfort and Henry Earl of Essex, the standard bearer to Henry II. Henry of Essex was badly wounded in combat, but legend has it that he was nursed back to health by the monks of Reading Abbey, where he remained as a monk for the rest of his days.
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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 5D
Focal length: 48 mm, Aperture: f 11.3, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/160 sec, Exposure Bias: -0.33333333333333 EV
Date/Time Creation: February 26, 2014, 11:20 am
ImageID:1188676, Image size: 3000 x 2000 pixels

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(26th February 2014)

Superb clarity Edward of an interesting Island and such an history as well. One has to ask , was this taken before or after all the recent flooding- must have been a time of worry for the residents.

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Comment by David SwannPremier Member! Click for more info..(27th February 2014)

Interesting location and detailed information

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Comment by rustyruth(27th February 2014)

Excellent shot Edward, thank you for all the information.

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