Reblogged from A Medieval Potpourri sparkypus.com Cheyneygates, Westminster Abbey, Elizabeth Woodville’s Pied-à-terre A tantalising glimpse of an ancient passage leading to Abbot’s Court and the steps leading up to Jericho Parlour. Cheyneygates was situated to the right of the steps. Photo Dr John Crook Country Life Picture Library. This updated post was written with… Continue reading Cheyneygates, Westminster Abbey, Elizabeth Woodville’s Pied-à-terre
In our previous post, written with Eileen Bates, we described the buildings at Cheneygates, and dealt with its history regarding Edward IV’s queen, Elizabeth Woodville, who sought sanctuary there in 1483 when she and her family/co-conspirators plotted unsuccessfully against Richard of Gloucester. He, of course, quite rightly became Richard III, and dealt more leniently with her… Continue reading More about Cheneygates, this time concerning Richard II and Henry IV….
Top: Looking through from Dean’s Close to Deanery. Second row: College Hall showing the screen. Third row: The Deanery, with the College Hall on the left. Fourth row: From Jerusalem Chamber south, showing the west wall of College Hall. Bottom: Jerusalem Chamber before addition of abbey shop. Before I begin, I must tell… Continue reading Cheyneygates, Elizabeth Woodville’s bolt-hole, er, sanctuary . . .