Picture of the Week #774

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.

Picture of the Week #770

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.

Picture of the Week #761

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!