Hey, look – a Sunday Short Takes! It’s not like there has been a lack of Tudor news lately, but I have been lacking in time to sit down a write up a post about them.
A lot of the big news of late has been archaeology related and this first story managed to run it’s whole course before I had a chance to write about it.
* Campaigners lose 2nd Battle of Bosworth as £26m car testing track is approved – Councillors at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council have controversially given the green light to the 83 acre testing facility that intrudes into a portion of the historic registered battlefield.
And in better Tudor archaeology news…
* Likely birthplace of Henry VII found in Pembroke Castle – A dig in the castle’s grounds has uncovered the walls of a ‘showy’ late medieval house
* Trial trenching at Pembroke Castle – From the Castle Studies Trust, a funder of the dig.
And a few more stories of interest!
* Wherefore art thou? Exhibition celebrates Shakespeare’s Shoreditch origins – A permanent exhibition is to be created in Shoreditch on the site of the London theatre where William Shakespeare perfected his trade as a playwright and actor.
* Palace where Henry VIII once slept is set to be saved from being turned into housing – Plans are in place to hand over ownership of the historic Archbishops’s Palace in Otford to an independent conservation trust – saving it from housing developers.
* Glamping goes Tudor: historians to remake Henry VIII’s opulent tent – A spectacular temporary palace designed to impress the king of France is to be reconstructed at Hampton Court