By Suzannah Lipscomb
Using position as a lens by which to view historical past, come take a shiny and beautiful trip via England's such a lot brilliant era
For the armchair visitor or for these trying to make a journey again to the colourful time of Henry VIII and Thomas Moore,A trip via Tudor England takes you to the palaces,castles, theatres and abbeys to discover the tales at the back of this famed period. Suzannah Lipscomb visits over fifty Tudor locations, from the recognized palace at Hampton court docket, the place risky courtroom intrigue was once rife, to much less famous homes comparable to Anne Boleyn’s youth domestic at Hever citadel, or Tutbury fort, the place Mary Queen of Scots was once imprisoned.In the corridors of energy and the courtyards of kingdom homes, we meet the passionate yet tragic Katheryn Parr, Henry VIII’s final spouse; woman Jane gray, the nine-day queen; and are available to appreciate how Sir Walter Raleigh deliberate his journey to the hot global. during the locations that outlined them, this full of life and fascinating booklet finds the wealthy heritage of the Tudors and paints a bright and eye-catching photo of what it's going to were prefer to stay in Tudor England. sixteen pages of B&W and colour images
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Above all, we have extraordinary grand houses, palaces, churches and castles that evoke a time past and a heritage shared. This book is a way into exploring that history. TUDOR TIMELINE This book is intended to be both a practical handbook to fifty of the best and most interesting Tudor houses, palaces and castles, and a colourful introduction to the key characters, stories and events of the Tudor age. It is designed to be a companion both to the visitor to these fifty sites, and to the historical visitor to the Tudor period.
The survivor was executed at Tyburn in August 1540. It seems highly likely that the others had starved to death. It is fitting, therefore, that on the east wall of Chapel Court there is a memorial to the Carthusian martyrs who suffered for their conscience. In 1537, Charterhouse was surrendered to the Crown, and went the way of all monasteries in November 1538. But it was to have a new lease of life in the second half of the sixteenth century as a private home. In 1545, Sir Edward North, Chancellor of the Court of Augmentations — a kind of select committee responsible for disposing of monastic lands — took Charterhouse for himself, and converted it into a sumptuous aristocratic mansion.
It feels possible to see the past reenacted before one’s eyes — as if one could almost reach out and touch it. Finally, I’ve observed several things in my search for Tudor places. In some ways, they rarely exist. There are precious few buildings that are exclusively Tudor, and have not been changed in any way since Elizabeth I sat on the throne. In fact, the standard story for England’s great houses is something along the lines of: what you see now is a 1930s renovation of a Victorian restoration of a sixteenth-century building that was slighted (partially destroyed) during the Civil War, and originally stood on a Norman site!
A Journey Through Tudor England: Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London to Stratford-upon-Avon and Thornbury Castle by Suzannah Lipscomb