Tudor Tuesdays: Tudor Panels
Today we held our second in the Tudor Tuesdays theme, with houses across the country once again taking part. The theme this week was Tudor Panelling, but of course this wasn't to restrict houses highlighting other areas of their Tudor heritage.
With so much shared Tudor history to share, we've summariesed the day's activities with some snippets below.
Comberemere Abbey highlighted this Coat of Arms, located in the library at the Abbey, alongside four Tudor paintings, including Henry VIII. Elizabeth I's coat of arms carved in the panel shows, on the left-hand side, a rampant lion (representing England) and on the right-hand side a rampant dragon (representing Wales). The central circle is carved with her crown, and her crest has the lions of England and the fleur de Lis.
Elizabeth I was, of course, the daughter of Anne Boleyn and the last of the five monarchs of the House of Tudor.
The Charterhouse, in London, highlighted a detail from the elaborate carved screen and panels commissioned and installed in the Great Hall by 4th Duke of Norfolk (dated 1571) while he was under house arrest.
Chenies Manor highlighted Queen Elizabeth I’s Room where the Tudor Queen held Privy Council meetings during her month-long visit to Chenies Manor House in 1570.
Kentwell Hall highlighted The Panelled Room; originally 12 rooms were panelled, this is now their only room where the original panelling has survived - probably due to it being the Servants Hall for over 300 years so not worth updating!
Burton Constable Hall highlighted this fabulous portrait of Sir John Constable himself, who was knighted under Mary Tudor in 1553.
Burghley House highlighted a portrait of Lord Burghley in the late 16th century, holding his staff of office as Lord High Treasurer and wearing his Garter Chain. It is said that, of the many honours he received from Queen Elizabeth I, his Knighthood of the Garter meant most to him.
Weston Park highlighted a portrait of Magdalen Herbert (nee Newport & later Danvers). Wife of Richard Herbert & mother of the poet George Herbert, our other image shows John Ingleby's picture of the monument to Magdalen & Richard at St Nicholas' Montgomery.