Archive for: February 2015

Member Recommended: Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse

View of the Barbican at Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse
Posted:
25 February 2015
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English Heritage
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Your Stories

Thornton Abbey's enormous and ornate fortified gatehouse is the largest and among the finest in England. Members’ Panellist Thomas Taylor takes us on a tour of this North Lincolnshire landmark, and tells us about the role it played in rekindling his love of English history...

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Audley End – Stripped Back

Howard Dressing Room Floral Pattern Wallpaper
Posted:
25 February 2015
Posted By:
Mary Luckhurst
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Behind the Scenes

Have you ever wondered what's hiding beneath the walls in your house? We did, so asked Mary Luckhurst, a Project Conservator at Audley End House to explain the great lengths the conservation team have gone to, to ensure this popular stately home is brought into a good state of repair and that it ...

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Featured Object: Viscera Casket

kirkham priory
Posted:
24 February 2015
Posted By:
Susan Harrison
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

This year marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the charter of freedoms that brought an end to the unlimited power of the monarch and lead towards the establishing of the first English Parliament. And so, for this month's featured object we have chosen something which is ...

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