Thomas Wolsey’s Tudor Ipswich
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Thomas Wolsey’s Tudor Ipswich

In this episode, I head to South Yorkshire to visit Sheffield Manor Lodge. During the sixteenth century, Sheffield Manor Lodge was a luxurious hunting lodge belonging to the powerful Earls of Shrewsbury. Unfortunately, much of the building’s fabric has since been lost to time. The only structure to remain entirely intact is the Turret House, which sits alongside the ruins of the rest of the manor house.

Cardinals, Queens and Captives: Fascinating Tales From Sheffield Manor Lodge
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Cardinals, Queens and Captives: Fascinating Tales From Sheffield Manor Lodge

In this episode, I head to South Yorkshire to visit Sheffield Manor Lodge. During the sixteenth century, Sheffield Manor Lodge was a luxurious hunting lodge belonging to the powerful Earls of Shrewsbury. Unfortunately, much of the building’s fabric has since been lost to time. The only structure to remain entirely intact is the Turret House, which sits alongside the ruins of the rest of the manor house.

Hardwick Hall: ‘More Glass Than Wall’
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Hardwick Hall: ‘More Glass Than Wall’

In this episode, I head to the county of Derbyshire to visit Hardwick Hall. One of the best-known and most magnificent Prodigy Houses in England, Hardwick Hall was built by Bess of Hardwick. A remarkable figure in the sixteenth century, we discover more about Bess and the story of this Tudor treasure trove.

I’m joined by Liz Wearing, Property Curator at Hardwick Hall as we explore this jewel of the late Elizabethan age.

KATHERINE PARR, QUEEN OF ENGLAND
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KATHERINE PARR, QUEEN OF ENGLAND

Name and Title: Katherine Parr (she signed her letters Kateryn Parr), Queen of England.

Born: Blackfriars, London, c.1512.

Died: 5 September 1548.

Buried: Sudeley Castle Chapel, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.

In this blog we explore the life, death and burial of Queen Katherine Parr…