05 The Baron of Riches

“My baron depicts the richness and riches of the fens. The marshes of the wash provide a habitat for birds, flora and fauna, whilst possibly hiding the valuable treasure of King John. The land also offers up its deep rich soil to allow us to grow bountiful vegetables. I liken digging up potatoes to unearthing buried treasure.” - Vanessa Glockling

Henry de Bohun

Henry de Bohun

Henry de Bohun was Earl of Hereford and Constable of England from 1199 to 1220. He married Maud de Mandeville. In the civil war that followed Magna Carta, he was also a supporter of King Louis VIII of France and was captured at the Battle of Lincoln in 1217. He died while on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1220.

By Vanessa Glockling

Vanessa is a mosaicist, having discovered the medium 5 years ago. She fell in love with the wide variety of materials and enjoys the challenge of translating her ideas into mosaics. Mosaics reflect the way she sees the world, finding harmony through a rich tapestry of colours, patterns, shapes and textures.