First up is an article from the February History Today I missed a few weeks ago. (Note – you’ll need a subscription to read the full article.)
* Thomas Cromwell’s Abbess, Margaret Vernon – Henry VIII’s masterful administrator and reformer forged an unlikely friendship with a female religious, as Mary C. Erler explains.
Next up, a story about an interesting find in Deptford
* Deptford Dockyard royal Tudor foundation stone discovered with King Henry VIII’s initials
And I wanted to give a signal boost to the new blog at ElizabethI.org, run by my friend Heather! She’s also launched a Google+ page – go check them out!
It’s been a little while since I’ve posted some great historic properties on the market that I dream of buying should I win the lottery (actually *playing* the lottery would probably help my chances…). These two were posted by Jonathan Foyle on Twitter last week and caught my eye. If you’re on Twitter and interested in historic British buildings, he’s a must follow!
Both of these date from the late 15th century and have a bunch of architectural features that I love. If I were to actually win the lottery, I’d have a tough time choosing!
This first one is in Powys, near Offa’s Dyke:
And this one is in Chagford, Devon:
Click on the picture to go to the listings pages for more pictures and more information. And if you just happen to be in the market and purchase one of these properties, please invite me for a visit! 🙂