Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Poor Box Definition

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Poor Box

Quite literally, a box to receive donations to aid the poor. These might also be called alms boxes, and were generally wooden boxes affixed to a pillar or free-standing atop a wooden or stone pedestal. They were frequently located near the main church door. Most surviving poor boxes date from the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, and many have iron strap binding for extra security, and a slot in the box top for coins. Some were later adapted to be simply donation boxes for church expenses.




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The second wife of Henry VIII



19 July, 1545

Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth

The Mary Rose was Henry VIII's pride and joy, and the ship sank while Henry watched from the shore.

Which of the following was NOT married to Henry VIII?



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