Just been reading about St Luke's Church, Hodnet, Shropshire, in the latest edition of the Ancient Origins magazine. This 19th century window of the Four Apostles has now become associated with more recent Holy Grail myths – is that Mary Magdalene on the right holding the Grail? But I'm wondering whether it may have also been one of the inspirations for the M.R. James story The Treasure of Abbot Thomas?
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