A Journey Through Tudor England: Hampton Court Palace and by Suzannah Lipscomb
By Suzannah Lipscomb
Using position as a lens during which to view historical past, come take a brilliant and beautiful trip via England's such a lot shiny era
For the armchair traveller or for these seeking 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 in the back of this famed period. Suzannah Lipscomb visits over fifty Tudor areas, from the recognized palace at Hampton courtroom, the place harmful courtroom intrigue used to be rife, to much less recognized homes similar to Anne Boleyn’s early life domestic at Hever fort, or Tutbury fortress, 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 international. throughout the areas that outlined them, this vigorous and interesting booklet unearths the wealthy historical past of the Tudors and paints a shiny and fascinating photo of what it'll were prefer to reside in Tudor England. sixteen pages of B&W and colour images
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The only other exceptions are the boy-king, Edward V, one of the ‘Princes in the Tower’ who was murdered before he could be crowned, and Edward VIII, who abdicated in 1936 to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson. The coronation chair, dating from 1298, on which every subsequent crowned monarch sat, can be seen at the Abbey, while the first monarch to introduce English into the coronation ceremony, Elizabeth I, also gave the Abbey its special status as a ‘Royal Peculiar’, answerable directly to the monarch.
There are also notable portraits of her favourites. Two of the many portraits of Elizabeth’s favourite, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, are here: one from 1575, the year he last wooed her [see KENILWORTH CASTLE], and a Hilliard miniature from 1576. In the portrait, Leicester wears the somewhat effete clothing of the Elizabethan male: a figure-hugging doublet in red and gold thread, and short, wide breeches, with his legs unabashedly on show in silk stockings. Another of Elizabeth I’s favourites, Sir Christopher Hatton [see KIRBY HOUSE], is depicted in a Hilliard miniature from 1581, as is the upstart Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, who has also been painted life-size by Gheeraerts.
Edward the Confessor first founded an Anglo-Saxon abbey here in 960, and the present abbey dates from 1245 when it was built by Henry III to house Edward the Confessor’s shrine. The pointed arches, flying buttresses and rose windows are typical of the French-inspired Gothic style that was fashionable in thirteenth-century architecture, and nearly every addition to the Abbey since — including the eighteenth-century West Towers by Nicholas Hawksmoor — have copied the thirteenth-century original. The one exception is the beautiful sixteenth-century fan-vaulted Lady Chapel in the east end of the Abbey behind the High Altar, which was built by Henry VII after the death of his beloved wife, Elizabeth of York, in 1502.