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A Queen’s Love | Kenilworth Castle

Queen Elizabeth I may have been the Virgin Queen but she was not short on men who wished to capture her heart. Robert Dudley had been a favourite of Elizabeth. Robert’s father had been granted Kenilworth in 1553 by King Henry VIII. But, John Dudley tried to place his daughter-in-law, the Lady Jane Grey, on...

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1000 year old cat & 400 year old yew trees | Powis Castle and Garden

Powis Castle, Jody Weymouth Photography

The alarm blasted at the crack of dawn. Well, not quite, but it sure felt like it. Grey clouds loomed and a light rain fell. We piled into the car and headed for Wales. I am having a not so secret love affair with Wales. It may have been that first visit to Wales (Hay-on-Wye)...

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The Last Queen: Sudeley Castle – Jody Weymouth

It is impossible to drive around the beautiful Cotswolds where we live and not see signs for Sudeley Castle. I was curious and thrilled to discover that it was the home to Katherine Parr after Henry the VIII died. It was here that Elizabeth I lived with her her step-mother. It was here that Katherine...

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Scarborough – a castle and a Bronte

Our last stop on the last day of our crazy whirlwind Easter vacation was Scarborough.  I had planned for us to drive along the coast. Time was not our friend and we have to stick to the dual carriageways. The drive went a lot faster but was not as pretty. Scarborough Castle is an English...

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The Gathering Storm – Jody Weymouth

Sir Winston Churchill may be one of the greatest leaders of our time. He inspired a nation and the world to never give up with his amazing speeches. He inspired the fight for freedom against tyranny. Blenheim Palace is the birthplace of this remarkable man. The palace is a place of grandeur on an enormous...

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