[Guy's Cliffe, Warwick.] 14.[The road from Warwick to Kenilworth passes the Avenue of Guy's Cliffe. The story of Guy, Earl of Warwick, is one of the most popular romances of chivalry. Guy, it is said, left England to fight in Palestine, and returned to perform great feats of valour. Afterwards, instead of accepting the King's favour and returning to his wife, he became a hermit in a cave, and the place became known as Guy's Cliffe. From his cave he walked regularly to Warwick Castle to receive alms from his wife, who was unaware of his identity. Tradition says that he sent for his wife on the point of death, and was buried in the cave. The story may have little claim to the authentice, but the cave is undoubtedly an old one, as is shown by the saxon inscription.]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. Image 284 x 259mm. 11¼ x 10¼".
The picture shows the balcony of the old mill which faces the Cliffe.
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