The family home of the Viscounts Cobham for over 250 years, Hagley Hall is a Palladian mansion built by gentleman architect Sanderson Miller for the 1st Lord Lyttelton from 1754-1760. It is built of pink sandstone, to a rectangular plan with four corner towers, and the house is set on a low rise, giving broad views over rolling countryside. Hagley,
England, DY9 9LG
Hanbury Hall is a beautiful William and Mary mansion built in 1701 by Thomas Vernon, a successful lawyer. The house remained in the Vernon family for over 300 years but is now cared for by the National Trust. The Hall stands amid 400 acres of lovely gardens and parkland. There is a pretty 18th-century garden, now restored. Highlights of the Hall interior include an exceptional staircase decorated with wall paintings by Sir James Thornhill, and very nice collections of porcelain and Dutch flower paintings. School Road,
England, WR9 7EA
Harvington is a picturesque moated medieval manor house dating to the late 14th century. The manor was rebuilt in the Elizabethan period and again in the 18th century. It is famous for its large number of secret priest holes. Harvington Hall Lane, Harvington Kidderminster,
England, DY10 4LR
Witley Court is an evocative shell of a stately home in a glorious parkland setting. Until a disastrous fire gutted the house in 1936, Witley Court could claim to be one of the finest stately homes in the country. The parkland surrounding the house now hosts The Jerwood Foundation Sculpture Park of modern British sculptures. Worcester Road,
England, WR6 6JT
He established a church at Canterbury that later evolved into Canterbury Cathedral
This Day in British History
20 November, 869
Death of St Edmund
A Danish force under Ivar defeated and killed Edmund, king of the East Angles, at Hoxne, Suffolk. Edmund was later sanctified as St Edmund. His death is a frequent theme in medieval wall paintings, where he is represented tied to a stake, while Danish archers shoot at him.
This corpulent monarch's nickname before taking the throne was 'Prinny'
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