September 2022

Issue 3

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In Issue 03 of Tudor Places, we delve into the remarkable story of the “Mary Rose”, Henry VIII’s warship that was raised from the seabed of the Solent forty years ago next month. We explore the Chapel Royal of Saint Peter ad Vincula at the Tower of London, the final resting place of disgraced Tudor queens and nobles, we look at Richmond Palace, built for Henry VII as the seat of his new Tudor dynasty, and we learn about the Tudor tombs in Salisbury Cathedral. We follow the rise and fall of Harlech Castle, in the north-west corner of Wales, and learn about the highly-skilled men and women who build England’s magnificent Gothic cathedrals.

We interview Dr Stephanie Duensing, Programme Manager, Operations for DigVentures, who is Site Director for their project at Sudeley Castle, excavating the remains of a long-lost Tudor garden in the castle grounds with connections to Elizabeth I, Queen Katherine Parr and Sir Thomas Seymour.

There’s also an itinerary for a Tudor weekend in South Wales, plus news, book listings and more….

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Articles include

The Raising of the Mary Rose: Celebrating 40 years since the raising of Henry VIII's warship

Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose is a remarkable survival, enduring more than 437 years on the Solent seabed before its momentous raising in October 1982. Hannah Leueen Matthews explores the historic and modern-day story of the Mary Rose, the largest marine archaeological excavation in the world, and how the ship’s raising has inspired, and will continue to inspire, new generations, forty years on.

The Many Roles of the Chapel Royal of Saint Peter ad Vincula

The Chapel is perhaps most well-known by history lovers as the final resting place of the Tudor queens and nobles who met a gruesome death within the Tower of London. However, this is just one of its numerous and varied functions. Alfred Hawkins explores the fascinating history of this chapel which has served, and continues to serve, the Tower’s diverse community over the centuries.

The Lost Palace of Richmond

Richmond was the favoured palace of Henry VII and his granddaughter, Elizabeth I. Today, almost nothing remains of the red-brick palace, built for the first Tudor king as a suitably impressive family seat for the dynasty he founded.
Dr Elizabeth Norton investigates the history of this magnificent Tudor palace.

The Rise and Fall of Harlech Castle

Located in the north-west corner of Wales, Harlech Castle was a useful stronghold for the Lancastrians during the Wars of the Roses. The castle held out for seven years against the Yorkist forces of Edward IV, in the longest siege in British history, a feat memorialised in the song, ‘Men of Harlech’. Nathen Amin investigates the origins and fluctuating fortunes of this impressive fortress.

'Incomparable Artists': The Men and Women Behind Cathedral Building in Medieval and Tudor England

The spectacular architecture of England’s cathedrals is recognised across the world, but what is known of those who built them? Dr Emma J. Wells looks at the workshops and highly-skilled men and women who built these
magnificent Gothic cathedrals.

Tudor Tombs in Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral, renowned for its glorious medieval architecture and housing of a rare original Magna Carta, also has several lesser-known Tudor connections. Julian Humphrys highlights four of the Cathedral’s impressive Tudor tombs and monuments.

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