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Kentwell HallKentwell Hall
Long Melford, Suffolk, England

Kentwell is a moated Tudor manor, built by the Clopton family in the early 16th century. The exterior is largely built of red-brick. The beautifully preserved interiors feature a working Tudor kitchen and a Great Hall with a minstrels gallery at one end. In the landscaped grounds that surround the house are a Tudor Rose pavement maze, clipped topiary, and a Camera Obscura. Kentwell is a very short distance from another stately home, Melford Hall.

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"The name 'King's Lynn' is of relatively recent vintage. The town was originally part of a manor owned by the Bishop of Norwich, and was known, logically, as 'Bishop's Lynn'. When Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries in the 16th century, the crown took possession of the manor, and the name changed to 'King's Lynn' to reflect its change of ownership."


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The London residence of the Archbishops of Canterbury, Lambeth Palace dates to the 13th century. Around 1200 Archbishop Robert Walther established a house of Premonstratensian canons at Lambeth, on the south bank of the Thames. In addition to the monastic buildings he built a private residence for himself. These early buildings are at the core of Lambeth Palace. ... more

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