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August 2023

Issue 08

Articles include

  • The Battle of Bosworth
    Birthplace of the Tudor Dynasty

  • The Lost Suffolk Place
    A Monument to Ambition and Extravagance

  • The Tudors: Made in Brittany?

  • Henry VIII's Tomb
    A Mysterious History

  • Dover's Medieval Maison Dieu
    Undergoing a £10.5m restoration project


We look at Hardwick Hall’s priceless set of tapestries, now re-hung in their Long Gallery after a twenty-four-year conservation process, and a conservation trial in the stunning cloisters at Gloucester Cathedral. We also explore the Maison Dieu at Dover, a medieval pilgrim hospital that became a victualling yard for the Royal Navy during the Tudor period.

We speak to Michael Carter, Senior Properties Historian at English Heritage, about his passion for medieval and monastic history and some of the fascinating projects he has worked on.

Sarah Morris, the Tudor Travel Guide, takes us on a Tudor weekend in Stratford-upon-Avon, with a tour of six locations connected to England’s most famous playwright, William Shakespeare. Brigitte Webster looks at some of Old Hall’s more extraordinary original features, and the stories they tell us about this special place.

In Last Place, Elizabeth Fremantle shares her favourite Tudor places with us.

All this, plus news, books and more…..

Contributors: Nathen Amin, Michael Carter, Elizabeth Fremantle, Julian Humphrys, Hannah Kendall, Sarah Morris, Elizabeth Norton, Brigitte Webster and Emma J. Wells