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November 2022

Issue 04

Articles include

  • The "Wolsey Closet" at Hampton Court Palace

  • Secrets of the Jewel Houses

  • The Lost Chelsea Manor

  • The Battle of Flodden

  • Stories Painted in Light

  • The Charterhouse


We have another wonderful collection of articles from our expert contributors, encompassing palaces to battlefields, jewel houses to medieval stained glass. We speak to Melanie Backe-Hansen, a historian who specialises in researching the social history of houses, streets and areas, to discuss what a house historian does and the particular challenges in researching the histories of medieval and Tudor houses.

Sarah Morris, the Tudor Travel Guide, takes us to Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, visiting places connected to Bess of Hardwick and her fourth husband, George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and Brigitte Webster tells us how they prepare for Christmas at Old Hall, decorating the hall and celebrating on Twelfth Night. In Last Place, Dr Joanne Paul reveals her favourite Tudor places.

Plus news, book listings and more…….

Contributors: Melanie Backe-Hansen, James Daly, Charles Farris, Julian Humphrys, Sarah Morris, Elizabeth Norton, Joanne Paul, Nicola Tallis, Brigitte Webster, Emma J. Wells

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