Category: England

Finding a Spouse in Regency England

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Kitchen, Royal Pavilion,Brighton, England.

Kitchen,
Royal Pavilion,
Brighton, England.

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The Royal Pavilion also known as the Brighton Pavilion is a former royal residence built in three stages, beginning in 1787, as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales, who became the Prince Regent in 1811. It is built in the Indo-Saracenic style prevalent in India for most of the 19th century. The current appearance of the Pavilion, with its domes and minarets, is the work of architect John Nash, who extended the building starting in 1815

Charlecote Park,

Charlecote Park,

east of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.

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Charlecote Park  is a grand 16th century country house, surrounded by its own deer park, on the banks of the River Avon near Wellesbourne. The Lucy family  owned the land from 1247. Charlecote Park was built in 1558 by Sir Thomas Lucy. Queen Elizabeth I stayed in the room that is now the drawing room. Successive generations of the Lucy family had modified Charlecote Park. In 1823, George Hammond Lucy inherited the house and set about recreating the house in its original style. It has been administered by the National Trust since 1946 and is open to the public. It is a Grade I listed building.

Saint George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor…

Saint George’s Chapel,
Windsor Castle,
Windsor, Berkshire, England.

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Windsor Castle is a royal residence notable for its long association with the English and later British royal family and also for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. More than five hundred people live and work in Windsor Castle.

Originally designed to protect Norman dominance around the outskirts of London, and to oversee a strategically important part of the River Thames, Windsor Castle was built as a motte and bailey, with three wards surrounding a central mound. Gradually replaced with stone fortifications, the castle withstood a prolonged siege during the First Barons’ War at the start of the 13th century. Henry III built a luxurious royal palace within the castle during the middle of the century, and Edward III went further, rebuilding the palace to produce an even grander set of buildings. Edward’s core design lasted through the Tudor period, during which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I made increasing use of the castle as a royal court and centre for diplomatic entertainment.

Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England.

Windsor Castle,
Windsor, Berkshire, England.

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Windsor Castle is a royal residence notable for its long association with the English and later the British royal family, and also for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. More than five hundred people live and work in Windsor Castle.

Originally designed to protect Norman dominance around the outskirts of London, and to oversee a strategically important part of the River Thames, Windsor Castle was built as a motte and bailey, with three wards surrounding a central mound. Gradually replaced with stone fortifications, the castle withstood a prolonged siege during the First Barons’ War at the start of the 13th century. A round keep now stands on the motte. Henry III built a luxurious royal palace within the castle during the middle of the century, and Edward III went further, rebuilding the palace to produce an even grander set of buildings. Edward’s core design lasted through the Tudor period, during which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I made increasing use of the castle as a royal court and centre for diplomatic entertainment.

Bramall Hall, Stockport, Greater Manchester, E…

Bramall Hall,
Stockport, Greater Manchester, England.

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A timber-framed Tudor era manor house.

Dating from Anglo-Saxon England, the manor of Bramall was first described in the Domesday Book in 1086, when it was held by the Masseys. From the late 14th century it was owned by the Davenports who built the present house, and remained lords of the manor for about 500 years before selling the estate of nearly 2,000 acres in 1877 to the Manchester Freeholders’ Company, a company formed for the purpose of exploiting the estate’s potential for residential building development. The Hall and a residual park of over 50 acres was sold on by the Freeholders (though not the lordship of the manor). In 1925 it was purchased by John Henry Davies, and then, in 1935, acquired by the local government authority for the area, Hazel Grove and Bramhall Urban District Council. Following local government reorganisation in 1974, Bramall Hall is now owned by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC).

The Hall,Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon T…

The Hall,
Hampton Court Palace,
Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England.

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The palace was built in 1515 for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII. In 1529, when Wolsey fell from favour, the King seized the palace for himself and later enlarged it. Along with St. James’s Palace, it is one of only two surviving palaces out of the many owned by King Henry VIII. Hampton Court Palace has not been inhabited by the British Royal Family since the 18th century.

Gainsborough Old Hall,

Medieval Kitchen,

Gainsborough Old Hall,

Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England.

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The hall was built by Sir Thomas Burgh in 1460. In 1484 he entertained King Richard III here. King Henry VIII visited Gainsborough twice; once in 1509 and again in 1541 with  Queen Catherine Howard. The Queen was accused of indiscretions both at Gainsborough and nearby Lincoln, for which she was executed.

The Old Hall has changed very little over the years. It is principally a timber framed building, giving it its characteristic ‘striped’ or ‘black and white’ appearance. On the north east corner is a brick tower. The Hall with its elaborate timber roof survives as well as the kitchen—possibly the most complete medieval kitchen in England. The kitchen still contains many original features, including two open fireplaces, each large enough to roast an ox, and two bread ovens served by a third chimney.

The Hall is now owned by English Heritage and is open to the public as a museum. It is listed as Grade I for Heritage Protection. Unfortunately some philistine has built an ugly council estate right next to it.

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire, England.

Longleat,
Warminster, Wiltshire, England.

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Longleat is an English stately home and the seat of the Marquesses of Bath. As well as the Elizabethan country house, there is a safari park, maze, and parkland landscaped by Capability Brown. Longleat is occupied by Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath.

Biddesden House,Ludgershall, Wiltshire, Englan…

Biddesden House,
Ludgershall, Wiltshire, England.

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The house belonged to John Richmond Webb from 1692. It was bought by Bryan Guinness in the 1930s, whose family still live there.

Biddesden House is a Grade I listed house. It is home to an Arabian Horse stud farm.