Having surrendered much of Southern Northumbria into the hands of the Mohammedans in a Yaltaesque deal with Cordatus I feel I ought to pay tribute to the beauty of that place where Constantine was raised to the purple, to save whose pagan inhabitants from God’s wrath St Gregory became our Apostle, and whose faithful in the face of heresy and schism laid down their lives in myriads under the banner of the Five Wounds of Christ.