By Suzannah Lipscomb

Using position as a lens by which to view background, come take a bright and fascinating trip via England's so much bright era

For the armchair vacationer 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 well-known palace at Hampton courtroom, the place risky courtroom intrigue used to be rife, to much less famous homes resembling Anne Boleyn’s formative years domestic at Hever fort, or Tutbury citadel, the place Mary Queen of Scots was once imprisoned.In the corridors of strength and the courtyards of nation homes, we meet the passionate yet tragic Katheryn Parr, Henry VIII’s final spouse; girl Jane gray, the nine-day queen; and are available to appreciate how Sir Walter Raleigh deliberate his journey to the recent international. during the locations that outlined them, this vigorous and interesting ebook finds the wealthy historical past of the Tudors and paints a vibrant and attractive photo of what it should were wish to stay in Tudor England. sixteen pages of B&W and colour photos

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He demolished the church and cloisters, and built Master’s Court in 1546. The Long Gallery that he put on the first floor of the south range was destroyed as a result of a 1941 firebomb, as was the hammer-beam ceiling of the Great Hall, but the rest of the Hall — its high windows, oriel window and interior décor complete with Tudor roses — is from North’s original scheme. Elizabeth I came to stay with North in 1558, soon after her accession, and again in 1561. North’s son sold Charterhouse in 1565 to Thomas Howard, fourth Duke of Norfolk [see ARUNDEL CASTLE], and, as Norfolk’s primary London establishment, it became known as Howard House.

The book doesn’t attempt to be a substitute for a comprehensive guidebook to each site through its ages but, in what follows, I attempt to explain how to experience these buildings as a visitor to Tudor England. What I hope this book accomplishes is that it shows you how to peel back the layers and experience the history of each place from a Tudor perspective, looking at it through Tudor eyes and with Tudor stories in mind. I will be your guide and companion. ‘These bloody days have broken my heart … The bell tower showed me such a sight’ The Tower of London is one of the most famous buildings in the world.

Hampton Court, with its profusion of twisted chimneys, was not all that far away. I remember as a child going to fairs, riding and even ice-skating in its shadow. Somewhere along the line, these childhood moments sowed the seeds of a lifelong fascination with the Tudors. I don’t think I’m the only one. As a nation, we have a continuing obsession with our notorious ‘Bluebeard’ Henry VIII, and our famed ‘Gloriana’ Elizabeth I. Their lives — one much married, the other unmarried — are part of our common currency of ideas.

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