Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 43/50)

[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: chalices, wassailing bowl, cups]

1425.—Group of Christening Gifts.

Thus Anne Bullen [Anne Boleyn] was at last Queen of England, and Katherine deposed. At first all things smiled upon the beautiful and light-hearted woman who now presided over the domestic arrangements of the court. A dughter—Elizabeth—was born; and loud and long were the congratulations, magnificent the feastings and processions of the christening [...]her maids of honour. It is said that the premature birth of a son was brought on by discovering some unseemly familiarity between Henry and Lady Jane Seymour; and the death of that son in consequence completed her ruin. (p. 23) [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: 1672.---Hulme Hall, Lancashire.---Front View.]

1672.—Hulme Hall, Lancashire.—Front View.

Hulme Hall, Lancashire (Fig. 1672), may be looked on as a fair specimen of the very numerous timber-houses that form so conspicuous a class in the domestic architecture of Elizabeth’s time. And most [...] roofs, and numerous projections, their carvings and their pinnacles. Hulme Hall no longer exists. It was pulled clown a short time since. Our engraving was taken just before its demolition. The place belonged to the family of Prestwick from the middle of the fifteenth to about the middle of the seventeenth century. A curious mystery may be said still to attach to the spot. The dowager Lady Prestwick, during the Civil War, encouraged her son, who belonged to the Royal party—but apparently had been wavering in his allegiance on account of pecuniary difficulties— to remain firm to the Royalist cause, saying she had treasure to supply him with. It was supposed she referred to some hidden stores about Hulme. But when she was dying she was speechless, and so, if she had a secret of the nature supposed, it was buried with her. Nothing remarkable has since been discovered at Hulme. [more...] [$]

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