National Geographic : 1936 May
MONT ST. MICHEL, A MEDIEVAL MASTERPIECE 639 GIRT BY SEA AND RAMPARTS, MONT ST. MICHEL HAS HELD OUT AGAINST MANY A SIEGE It was the only Norman stronghold that successfully resisted the invasion of Henry V of England in the 15th century. Between the Mount and the low-lying coast of Normandy on the horizon rises another rocky islet, Tombelaine (pages 648 and 651). Photographs by F. S. Lincoln AN OLD CARVING DEPICTS THE FOUR EVANGELISTS, EACH WITH HIS TRADITIONAL SYMBOL A winged lion crouches at the feet of Mark, left. John has his eagle, Luke a winged calf, and Matthew an angel. This panel decorates the Abbey church.