If you fancy staying in a Tudor castle, then Thornbury Castle in Gloucestershire is the place for you. It’s a beautiful castle that is now presented very much in the Tudor style. “….It was built in 1510 by Edward Stafford, the Duke of Buckingham, who had been given permission by the young King Henry VIII… Continue reading Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn really did sleep here….!
Tag: licence to crenellate
Bosworth and the builder of Bury Castle….
James Daly is the Member of Parliament for Bury North, but we can forgive him for that. Being a Member of Parliament, I hasten to say, certainly not Bury North! He is concerned about this historic site in Bury that is in danger of disappearing. In 1469 Sir Thomas Pilkington acquired a licence to crenellate,… Continue reading Bosworth and the builder of Bury Castle….
The humble beginning of Sheriff Hutton….
Below is an interesting little snippet from the Calendar of Patent Rolls for 1382: You’ll find the original record here. And so Sheriff Hutton was born! Who would have thought that from such beginnings would rise one of the most important castles in Yorkshire? A plot on which to enclose a wall of stone and… Continue reading The humble beginning of Sheriff Hutton….
MARKENFIELD HALL AND THE MARKENFIELD BROTHERS, THOMAS AND ROBERT.
Reblogged from A Medieval Potpourri sparkypus.com Markenfield Hall viewed through the Gatehouse. A 14th century moated manor house and one time home to the Markenfields. Photo National Garden Scheme. Markenfield Hall, near Ripon, Yorkshire is surely the epitome of a survivor of medieval manor houses. The building of the Hall begun in 1230 and was… Continue reading MARKENFIELD HALL AND THE MARKENFIELD BROTHERS, THOMAS AND ROBERT.