Cardinal Wolsey's musings on Tudor history, medieval history, early-modern history and anything else that takes his fancy
Today we have a mystery photo: can anyone identify the location? It has a famous Tudor connection...[Photo Copyright the author]
Main courtyard of the Tower of London?
Tappet you obviously know your London. Adjacent to the courtyard is the site of Anne Boleyn's (and others') execution, which now has a memorial.
Sheer dumb luck -- I was just there on vacation a month or so ago. We had a good time, and the Yeoman Warders give great tour, but the monument is hideous. On the same trip, we went to Hampton Court, and it felt like if I looked 'round fast enough, I might catch a glimpse of your namesake, or of Thomas Cromwell, plotting in a corner. It was... a little overwhelming, at times.
Dear Cardinal Wolsey,Please forgive me if I have failed to address Your Eminence in the correct manner. I am but a humble antipodean.I have been reading the journal of my great great grandfather James Francis Truman Plunket and he mentions that as a very small child he lived for a time in a house in Southampton on the west side of High Street. He goes on to say "tradition said that it had been a palace of Cardinal Wolsey. The walls were wainscoted, and the windows fitted in lead, such as you see in Gothic churches..."I apologise if I seem presumptuous but did you in fact have such a palace? He did say it was such a place one would expect to find haunted but none of his family did see any ghosts. Hilary
Hilary, an interesting question. I was not aware that I had a Palace in Southampton, but will make further enquiries...Tappet, I actually quite like the memorial although it is unusual. I wonder what others think?
His Eminence wrote:I actually quite like the memorial although it is unusual. I wonder what others think?It's better than some of the statuary in Trafalgar Square [cough]Alison Lapper[cough]!
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