Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 45/52)

[picture: 1390.---Shuttle-Cock (From a MS. in the Douce Collection.)]

1390.—Shuttle-Cock (From a MS. in the Douce Collection.)

Two boys or men are seen playing shuttlecock with wide bats. Is this an early form of badminton? [$]

[picture: Methley Hall, Wallpaper Version]

Methley Hall, Wallpaper Version

A version of the Methley Hall coloured engraving; this version has been cropped slightly so that it’s the right size for a computer desktop background, or wallpaper. [more...] [$]

[picture: 1422.---Queen Anne Boleyn.  (From a Painting by Holbein.)]

1422.—Queen Anne Boleyn. (From a Painting by Holbein.)

Thus Anne Bullen [Anne Boleyn] was at last Queen of England, and Katherine deposed. (p. 23) [more...] [$]

[picture: 1423.---Hever Castle.  (From an Original Sketch)]

1423.—Hever Castle. (From an Original Sketch)

Anne Bullen [Anne Boleyn] behaved throughout the whole affair with the utmost prudence. Shehad determiend to be the king’s wife, not his mistress; and from that determnation ensued events, the importance of which, in relation to the destinies of the country, it is hardly possible to overrate. Hever Castle (Fig. 1423), Kent, was the family residence [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Wolsey's Hall at Hampton Court]

Wolsey’s Hall at Hampton Court

In 1514, in the parish of Hampton, Thomas Wolsey, Archbishop of York began building a magnificent palace on the north bank of the River Thames... Tudor Histor Web page. [more...] [$]

[picture: 1532.---Interior of the Beauchamp Tower]

1532.—Interior of the Beauchamp Tower

The Beauchamp Tower in the Tower of London; the tower was built in the thirteenth century during the reign of King Edward I. It’s named after Thomas [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 1534.---Hayes Farm, Devonshire]

1534.—Hayes Farm, Devonshire

Birthplace of Sir Walter Raleigh [more...] [$]

[picture: 1674.---Plan of Buckhurst House, Sussex.]

1674.—Plan of Buckhurst House, Sussex.

A plan of a sixteenth-century mansion, demolished it seems in the eighteenth century. The text does not seem to explain the numbers on the plan; presumably the woodcut was made for some [...] [more...] [$]


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