Sunday Short Takes

* All the King’s Fools: ‘Disability is deep in comedy’s DNA’ – Heritage entertainment develops historical accuracy at Hampton Court this week, as learning-disabled actors play Tudor jesters

* Milestone for work to save Astley Castle – Restoration work at a 13th century former stately home has reached a significant milestone with work ongoing to secure the building. (article with video) Previous story on the Astley Castle preservation here.

* Architect creates model of monarch’s palace after discovering material on banks of Thames

* The Great Hall of Framlingham Castle is on the market for £850 per month – (If anyone reading this site decides to rent it, you’re required to invite me for a visit!)

* The Mary Rose £2 coin that I mentioned last November is now in circulation in the UK. I ordered the coin pack, which is reasonably priced, and there are other collectible versions you can buy from the Royal Mint. More information is available at their website.

One Comment:

  1. I really admired Suzannah Lipscomb’s book on Henry VIII in 1536, and what she’s doing as reported in the first link is fascinating – but I’d find it very hard to watch. However keen I am on re-creating Tudor England, my 21st-century cultural conditioning would probably find it excruciating.

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