Reblogged from A Medieval Potpourri @ sparkypus.com A view of the bridge from Southwark, c.1630. Note the houses that are standing to the south of the Stone Gate, shown here adorned with heads on pikes, were in fact on the first pier of the bridge. This is one of the few remaining pictures showing the city… Continue reading London Bridge and Its Houses c.1209-1761 by Dorian Gerhold – a review.
The series began at London Bridge itself. From an engineering perspective, Bell explained that the wooden Claudian bridge was the first across the Thames , built on no fewer than twenty-nine artificial islands, making it very difficult to negotiate. It was replaced with a very similar stone unit by Henry II. The Haberdashers were very… Continue reading London’s Greatest Bridges (with Rob Bell)
Well, Tenby is beautiful, and a old house with a view over its harbour must be very desirable, see this site, but I fear that this time my pennies will be staying in my piggy bank. Shell out for the privilege of owning the house from which that miserable skinflint Henry Tudor escaped and, apparently,… Continue reading Tenby house with a dubious Tudor record….