The Norman Keep and the Elizabethan Gardens of Kenilworth Castle. Photo May 2015.
I’m once again reminded how relatively young my nation is when I realized that the time between the construction of the keep and the time the original Elizabethan gardens were built by Robert Dudley is 200 years longer than the United States has existed.
Tudor front of Hampton Court Palace. Photo May 2015.
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and gardens, Shottery, near Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo May 2015.
Since my yard, and everyone else’s, has turned to straw after the horrible summer we’ve had, I needed some green gardens to look at.
Ceiling of Norwich Cathedral. Photo May 2015.
Time for some more lovely cathedral vaulting!
The Norman Tower, Bury St Edmunds. Photo May 2015.
The Norman Tower is next to the entrance to St Edmundsbury Cathedral and just down the street from St. Mary’s Church, the re-burial place of Mary Tudor Brandon, Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk. This is one of the few remaining intact structures of the old Abbey of Bury St Edmunds.
Wall o’ Weapons at the Bosworth Battlefield visitor center. Photo May 2015.
A sampling of the types of weapons that would have been used by combatants at the Battle of Bosworth.
Close-up of one of the bosses under the Norman Gate at Windsor Castle. Photo May 2015.
You can see the wider view in Picture of the Week #733
Leicester Guildhall. Photo May 2015.
Looking up at one of the arches on the west front of Peterborough Cathedral. Photo May 2015.
St. Michael’s, Framlingham. Photo May 2015.
This weekend is the anniversary of the death of Henry Fitzroy, so I thought I’d feature a picture of his burial place.
The Tudor section of Hampton Court Palace from the rose garden. Photo May 2015.
Framlingham Castle from across the Mere. Photo May 2015.
470 years ago this week, Mary Tudor rallied her supporters before challenging the proclamation of Lady Jane Grey as Queen after the death of Edward VI.
Woodland walk at Blickling Hall. Photo May 2015.
Plaque next to Mary Tudor’s grave in St. Mary’s Church, Bury St. Edmunds. Photo May 2015.
Even though I recently used a photo from the church, since the 490th anniversary of Mary’s death fell on a Sunday I felt I had to use another!
Gardens at Oxburgh Hall. Photo May 2015.
Outer walls and view from Kenilworth Castle. Photo May 2015.
This is the view to the west on a little hill outside of John of Gaunt’s Great Hall (which was to my back when I took the photo).
Rochester Cathedral pipe organ. Photo May 2015.
St. Mary’s Church in Bury St. Edmunds. Photo May 2015.
Back of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shottery, near Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo May 2015.
Tomb of Sir Robert Drury at St. Mary’s Church in Bury St. Edmunds. Photo May 2015.
Sir Robert Drury (d. 1536) was the Speaker of the House of Commons and a Privy Councillor in the reign of Henry VIII.