Archive for: November 2015

How to make your own Tudor Christmas bough

A Tudor Christmas bough
Posted:
27 November 2015
Posted By:
Jenni Black
Categories:
Historical How Tos

The kissing bough was one of the most popular Christmas decorations in Tudor times. Similar to wreaths, Tudor Christmas boughs were woven from ash or willow wood and then covered in evergreen foliage. They were often hung on walls or over doorways as a gesture of goodwill - to welcome guests into ...

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6.5 secrets from London’s forgotten landmark

Posted:
13 November 2015
Posted By:
Clare Wilson
Categories:
Things To Do

For 650 years the Jewel Tower has been hiding in plain sight. A little known monument with a big history, it sits opposite the Houses of Parliament in London’s Westminster World Heritage Site – yet is often missed by tourists visiting the area. To mark its 650th birthday, here are 6.5 secrets...

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Sanctum breathes new life into Temple Church

Posted:
1 November 2015
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

Seventy-five years ago this month, Bristol's Temple Church was bombed on the first night of the blitz. Only the shell of the building, dating mainly from the 14th century remained. But this month the church is getting a new lease of life, as artist Theaster Gates transforms the ruins into a tempor...

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