Picture of the Week #809

Tudor Palace of Hampton Court. Photo May 2015.

This painting from c.1660 by an unknown artist shows the Tudor-era Hampton Court. Just a few decades later, much of the Tudor palace was pulled down as part of William III’s rebuilding efforts.

Picture of the Week #799

Wax figure of Henry VIII at the Bosworth Battlefield Museum. Photo May 2015.

Since I haven’t been to Ireland (YET – I hope to change that in the next 5-ish years), I didn’t have much that was appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day, so here’s a waxwork Henry VIII in a jaunty green hunting outfit. Henry VIII decided to upgrade himself from “Lord of Ireland” to “King of Ireland” in 1542, so I guess there is still a connection to Ireland for today’s photo.

Picture of the Week #793

Ruins of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds. Photo May 2015.

As I’ve mentioned before, the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds was the original burial place of Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk. The ruins are now a lovely garden park near the later St Edmundsbury Cathedral.