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Castles In England
MyInstaScotland on Instagram: "Castle of St John, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway. The castle was built around 1510 near St John’s Chapel and originally was called the Place of St John or the Castle of Chapel. By the late 1500s a small settlement, also called Chapel, had grown up around the tower-house. In common with other landowners the Adairs would have used the castle as a family home and a centre for the administration of the estate, collecting rents and entertaining guests. The main hall
Luke Sherlock on Instagram: "• Saint Remy-de-Provence • The hauntingly beautiful 11th and 12th century Romanesque cloister at the former monastery of Saint Paul de Mausole. Of course, this building is famous as the asylum which hosted Vincent Van Gogh for a year between 1889-1890…a year in which his was able to grope closest to his artistic vision; to let the world know he was a being who felt things deeply."
English Heritage on Instagram: "#DYK as a result of the 1381 Peasant's Revolt, St John's Abbey in Essex strengthened its defences and added the picturesque gatehouse, completed in around 1400 ⛪ More than 600 years later St John's Abbey Gate is all that remains of the abbey! . . . ALT TEXT The two-storey gatehouse is richly decorated with flintwork panels and ornamented niches for statues. The lower story has a large central dark wooden engraved door, there is a smaller matching door to the rig
Natalie Grueninger on Instagram: "On the eve of the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s coronation, I’d like to share with you some pics that I took at Westminster Abbey. Anne was anointed in this magnificent Coronation Chair, which has been used in coronation ceremonies since 1308. It would have been positioned on the Cosmati pavement facing the High Altar. Anne Boleyn is not the only Anne associated with this area of the abbey. On the south side of the High Altar is the tomb of Anne of Cleves. The mo
Natalie Grueninger on Instagram: "Let’s have a little wander around the magnificent Gloucester Cathedral! When Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn arrived in Gloucester on 31st July 1535, they were greeted by the abbot and his brethren in the porch of the abbey. The royal couple dismounted their horses and knelt down on cushions provided for their comfort. They ‘kissed the cross with great reverence’, before processing to the high altar and then onto their lodgings. Today you can stand in the south porch
Dr Dan Spencer on Instagram: "A view of the gatehouse of Castell Coch in south Wales. Castell Coch was a medieval castle whose ruins were restored in the nineteenth century. ..... ..... ..... #castellcoch #castle #castlesofinstagram #castlesofbritain #castlesofeurope #castlesofwales #castlephotography #castlephoto #instagramcastle #instacastle #castlegram #medievalcastle #medieval #medievalfortress #chateaufort #castillosdelmundo #castillo #castello #burg #britishcastle #europecastles #gothicrev
The Tudor Age on Instagram: "#OTD 29th May 1555 George Carew, Earl of Totnes, was born. He was a soldier, administrator and Lord President of Munster. He was also a member of King James I's Privy Council. The Earl was a friend of Sir Walter Raleigh, and he pleaded (unsuccessfully) for his friend’s life to be spared. Picture Portrait of George Carew, Earl of Totnes by an unknown artist. #GeorgeCarew #EarlofTotnes #SirWalterRaleigh #QueenElizabethI #KingJamesI #Tudors #Stuarts #History"
@castles_and_abbeys on Instagram: "Stafford Castle, Staffordshire. The first record of a castle at Stafford is from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which tells us that Æthelflæd, the Saxon warrior-princess and ruler of the Mercians, built a castle and a Burgh (fortified town) here in 913. It’s not known exactly where her castle was built, although the site of the current castle is on a natural hill that dominates the area for miles and it was likely sited here. Following the Norman conquest, in 10