By Suzannah Lipscomb
Using position as a lens in which to view background, come take a vibrant and beautiful trip via England's so much bright era
For the armchair tourist or for these trying to make a journey again to the colourful time of Henry VIII and Thomas Moore,A trip via Tudor England takes you to the palaces,castles, theatres and abbeys to discover the tales in the back of this famed period. Suzannah Lipscomb visits over fifty Tudor locations, from the well-known palace at Hampton court docket, the place risky court docket intrigue used to be rife, to much less famous homes akin to Anne Boleyn’s early life domestic at Hever citadel, or Tutbury fortress, the place Mary Queen of Scots was once imprisoned.In the corridors of strength and the courtyards of nation homes, we meet the passionate yet tragic Katheryn Parr, Henry VIII’s final spouse; girl Jane gray, the nine-day queen; and are available to appreciate how Sir Walter Raleigh deliberate his journey to the hot international. during the locations that outlined them, this vigorous and interesting e-book unearths the wealthy background of the Tudors and paints a brilliant and alluring photo of what it will were wish to dwell in Tudor England. sixteen pages of B&W and colour images
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Her parents were Henry Grey, Marquess of Dorset (later Duke of Suffolk), and Lady Frances Brandon, daughter of Henry VIII’s younger sister, Mary [see THE CHURCH OF ST MARY, BURY ST EDMUNDS]. When the sick and childless Edward VI was looking to provide himself with a legitimate heir, his gaze landed on Jane, and her fate was sealed. Under Henry VIII’s last will, and a statute from 1544, if Edward died without children, the English throne was to pass to Mary, and then to Elizabeth. But Edward’s half-sisters were only in the line of succession because in 1536 Henry VIII had established that it was the king’s right to determine his successor beyond the usual principle of male primogeniture.
She is also known to history as Lady Jane Grey, but after her marriage on 25 May 1553, she always signed herself with her husband’s surname, Jane Dudley. Most tellingly of all, she is thought of as a rebellious pretender to the throne, thrust into the limelight by her ambitious father-in-law, John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. The truth is that, according to the provisions of Edward VI’s ‘device for the succession’, Jane was Edward’s rightful chosen heir and Mary the illegitimate rebel, and it was not only Northumberland, but the whole political establishment who originally backed Jane.
Born in 1478, More was sent as a child to the household of Cardinal John Morton — who, legend has it, prophesied that More would ‘prove a marvellous man’ — before being educated at Canterbury College, Oxford and New Inn. He was then admitted to Lincoln’s Inn, where his father was already a Bencher, on 12 February 1496, having just turned eighteen years of age. He was called to the Bar five or six years later. The Lincoln’s Inn that More knew centred on the Old Hall, built between 1489 and 1492, only a few years after Henry VII came to the throne and before Christopher Columbus headed for the New World.
A Journey Through Tudor England: Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London to Stratford-upon-Avon and Thornbury Castle by Suzannah Lipscomb