In 2006 the remains of the chapel royal at Henry VII’s Greenwich Palace were discovered by Museum of London Archaeology. In this chapel Henry VIII married Anne of Cleves on 6th January 1540. The chapel royal can be seen in the photograph with its original Tudor tile floor.
For thousands of years Kings, Queens, Emperors, and their spies have been writing their important communications in code. In the days before telephones, emails, and text messages, it was the only way of keeping important messages private. Napoleon’s spies were excellent code writers AND code breakers. George Washington sent messages to his many secret agents…
Epaulettes first appeared on British uniforms in the second half of the 18th century. The epaulette was officially incorporated into Royal Navy uniform regulations in 1795, although some officers wore them before this date. Under this system Flag Officers wore silver stars on their epaulettes to distinguish their ranks. A Captain with at least three years seniority had two plain epaulettes, while a Junior Captain wore one on the right shoulder, and a Commander one of the left
The Tudor Merchant's House in Exeter, Devon, England was built circa 1500. This photo was taken in 1922. The house was saved & moved in 1961 to make way for a new road and can still be seen today, restored to its full glory.
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The oldest door in Britain in Westminster Abbey -A 900-year-old door was put in place in the 1050s, during the reign of t… | Old door, Westminster abbey, Old things
Sep 7, 2014 - The oldest door in Britain in Westminster Abbey -A 900-year-old door was put in place in the 1050s, during the reign of the Abbey's founder, Edward the Confessor. It makes it the only surviving Anglo Saxon door in Britain. The door, which measures 6.5ft by 4ft, was made from one tree which probably grew between AD 924 and 1030.