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…

The History of Otley Hall: Intriguing Tales of Spectre & Adventure
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The History of Otley Hall: Intriguing Tales of Spectre & Adventure

In this episode, I head to the county of Suffolk to visit Otley Hall. A house of enormous historical significance, the part-timber, part-brick building is a traditional Tudor design and retains many original features.

I’m joined by Louisa Flavell, who moved to Otley Hall in 2020 and is committed to bringing this stunning Tudor building back to its former glory.

Tudor Gloucester Cathedral
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Tudor Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral witnessed the coronation of the young Henry III in 1216 and a visit from Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535. The current cathedral, as we know it today, was predominantly built between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries. It is known for its glorious Gothic architecture, tombs and the finest cloisters in the country.

The cathedral is also famous for its stunning medieval stained glass windows.