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This is Wolf Hall Manor, which stands close to the site of the Tudor mansion which Henry VIII's third wife Jane Seymour called home

This is Wolf Hall Manor, which stands close to the site of the Tudor mansion which Henry VIII's third wife Jane Seymour called home

Fancy some Tudor real estate? Henry VIII's former London home, The Old Rectory, is on the market for £26m.

Fancy some Tudor real estate? Henry VIII's former London home, The Old Rectory, is on the market for £26m.

Archaeologists working at Hampton Court Palace have solved a mystery that has been puzzling historians for decades. The team has, for the first time, unearthed the remains of one of the Palace's lost Tiltyard Towers, which were built at the height of King Henry VIII’s reign in the 1530s. The five famous towers were among the earliest banqueting houses built in England, and once stood within the walled Tiltyard where Tudor monarchs held jousts and tournaments.

Archaeologists working at Hampton Court Palace have solved a mystery that has been puzzling historians for decades. The team has, for the first time, unearthed the remains of one of the Palace's lost Tiltyard Towers, which were built at the height of King Henry VIII’s reign in the 1530s. The five famous towers were among the earliest banqueting houses built in England, and once stood within the walled Tiltyard where Tudor monarchs held jousts and tournaments.

Swan Castle in Cleves, Germany - History of Royal Women

Swan Castle in Cleves, Germany - History of Royal Women

All principal residences of the Earl of Leicester boasted so-called long or great galleries, and all contained collections of paintings – early examples of the picture galleries which became so fas...

All principal residences of the Earl of Leicester boasted so-called long or great galleries, and all contained collections of paintings – early examples of the picture galleries which became so fas...

Placing heads of traitors on pikes in front of the southern gatehouse became somewhat of a tradition starting in 1305 after William Wallace's death.

Placing heads of traitors on pikes in front of the southern gatehouse became somewhat of a tradition starting in 1305 after William Wallace's death.

On this day in history, 1st February 1587, Elizabeth I called her secretary, William Davison, to her and asked him to bring her Mary, Queen of Scots's death warrant. She then signed it.  Mary, Queen of Scots, had been tried in October 1586 for her involvement in the Babington Plot, a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I.  As the trial closed, Mary demanded that she should be heard in front of Parliament or the Queen, but she was fighting a losing battle. Sentence was delayed as long as…

On this day in history, 1st February 1587, Elizabeth I called her secretary, William Davison, to her and asked him to bring her Mary, Queen of Scots's death warrant. She then signed it. Mary, Queen of Scots, had been tried in October 1586 for her involvement in the Babington Plot, a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I. As the trial closed, Mary demanded that she should be heard in front of Parliament or the Queen, but she was fighting a losing battle. Sentence was delayed as long as…

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