The Tudor Travel Guide

Your Visitor's Companion to the Aristocratic Houses of the Sixteenth Century

Gainsborough Old Hall, in Lincolnshire, has been described by the renowned architectural historian, Anthony Emery, as the most complete courtier house of the period in England. It is a splendid monument to one man’s ambitions and accomplishment, across one of the most turbulent periods of English history. Furthermore, it became the home of Katherine Parr …

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Tattershall Castle

Cover image via Wikimedia Commons courtesy of Tanya Dedyukhina   Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, long-time boon companion of Henry VIII cuts a dashing figure; ever present, ever loyal and one of the few of Henry’s intimates that lived to die a natural death. Across the centuries, he intrigues; the commoner who rose to be …

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