Steeped in tradition and history, Fawsley Hall is a beautiful luxury country house hotel in Northamptonshire, surrounded by formal gardens and parkland. It was a home built for entertaining: Elizabeth I certainly enjoyed its fine hospitality
In this episode, I head to the county of Leicestershire in the East Midlands.
I’m joined by Peter Liddle, Archaeologist and expert on Launde Abbey. We tour this incredible building and discover its connections to the Cromwell family.
Name and Titles: Sir Rhys ap Thomas KG
Born: 1449, Carmarthenshire
Buried: Greyfriars, Carmarthen, later moved at the Dissolution to St Peter’s Church, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire.
In this blog we explore the life, death and burial of Rhys ap Thomas, hero of the Battle of Bosworth.
Monmouthshire in South East Wales is a delightful area to visit. Two locations included in this itinerary are in the Wye Valley, just inside the Welsh border, in an area considered to be of outstanding natural beauty.
This two-day interary will take you to visit two fabulous castles and a ruined abbey. Chepstow Castle has deep roots in early medieval history, while Raglan was created as luxurious a palace-fortress during the fifteenth century by the powerful Herbert family. It’s connections to Henry VII make it a must-see location for anyone interested in early Tudor history. Finally, you can drive or walk to the idyllic Tintern Abbey, renowned for the beauty of its location, adjacent to the River Wye.
So, let us go exploring three wonderful Welsh locations…