National Geographic : 1941 Jan
Photograph byLondon Times from Pictures, Inc. "Brothers of Noble Poverty" Celebrate the Founding of Their Refuge, St. CrossHospital, inWinchester Eight centuries ago, Bishop Henry de Blois set up an order for "13 poor men, feeble and reduced in strength." Later Cardinal Beaufort added another order for 35 impoverished noblemen. Here, in an anniversary celebration on the hospital grounds, today's pensioners walk behind the Bishop ofWinchester and his entourage. Some wear black gowns with silver Jerusalem crosses on their breasts in honor of Bishop Henry. Others wear plum-colored gowns with abadge depicting acardinal's hat and tassels, in honor of Cardinal Beaufort. A few out-pensioners make up the rest of the processional. Nearlyevery room has afireplace (page 81).