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.


Sunday Short Takes — 1 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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