Houses of Power: The Places that Shaped the Tudor World by Simon Thurley

By Simon Thurley

What used to be it prefer to dwell as a royal Tudor? Why have been their flats outfitted as they have been and what went on inside of their partitions? Who slept the place and with who? Who selected the furniture? And what have been their passions?

The Tudors governed in the course of the day, in the course of the evening, within the tub, in mattress and within the saddle. Their palaces have been real strength homes - the nerve-centre of army operations, the boardroom for all government judgements and the center of foreign politics. Houses of Power is the results of Simon Thurley's thirty years of analysis, determining via architectural digs, and interpreting monetary money owed, unique plans and drawings to reconstruct the nice Tudor homes and know how those monarchs formed their lives. excess of easily an architectural historical past - a examine of personal existence in addition to politics, international relations and court docket - it supplies a wholly new and noteworthy perception into the Tudor world.

Includes:

· Baynard’s Castle
· Bridewell Palace
· Coldharbour
· Durham Place
· Eltham Palace
· Friars’ church buildings at Greenwich and Richmond
· Kennington Palace
· Blackfriars
· Palace of Westminster
· Somerset Place
· St James’s Palace
· St Paul’s
· Suffolk Place
· Tower of London
· Westminster Abbey
· Whitehall Palace (formerly York Place)
· Dartford Priory
· Enfield
· Esher Place
· Hampton courtroom Palace
· Hanworth House
· Havering-atte-Bower
· Nonsuch Palace
· Oatlands Palace
· Richmond Palace
· Syon Monastery
· Wanstead condominium
· Windsor Castle
· Woking Palace
· Abingdon Abbey (now in Oxfordshire)
· studying Abbey
· Ditton House
· Basing House
· Birling House
· Cobham Hall
· Dover Castle
· Knole
· Leeds Castle
· Otford
· Rochester Priory
· St Augustine’s Priory, Canterbury
· Westenhanger Castle
· Woodstock Palace
· Guildford Friary
· Woking House
· Cowdray House
· Petworth House
· Beaulieu (formerly New Hall)
· Ingatestone Hall
· Ruckholt Manor
· Ewelme Manor
· Thornbury Castle
· Wolfhall
· Loughborough Hall
· Burghley House
· Collyweston House
· Fotheringay Castle
· Grafton Manor
· Nottingham Castle
· Ludlow Castle
· Kenilworth Castle
· Royal residence, Langley
· Tickenhill Manor
· Ampthill House
· Ashridge Priory
· Berkhampstead Castle
· Hatfield House
· Hitchin
· Hundson House
· Manor of the More
· Theobalds House
· Tyttenhanger House
· Kenninghall Place
· Hengrave corridor
· Newcastle
· Warkworth Castle
· Hull Manor
· Middleham Castle
· Pontefract Castle
· York Abbey

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