Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Henry VIII Goes to the Dungeon, Archers on the Mary Rose, an Estate Survey, and a Castle Perservation Effort

I want to get back into the habit of doing a weekly news round up. Here are a few highlights from the past week or so that I found particularly interesting:

Brian Blessed Plays Henry VIII in a new production at The London Dungeon! This video goes into detail about how Blessed prepared for the role, and how Henry VIII is being incorporated into London's scariest attraction.

Bones from the Mary Rose have been identified as those of elite archers! How do historians and scientists know this? Why, from RSI (Repetitive Strain Injuries). Read more about it here.


A survey of one of Kent's largest Tudor estates is now available online. Rarely seen by the public, this survey shows some of the inner workings of the estate. It was also used in inheritance claims all the way to the early 17th century. Read more about it here.

Read the actual survey here.


Sandsfoot Castle, one of Henry VIII's coastal defense building projects, fell into disrepair in the 17th century. Now, it has finally undergoing preservation measures and being opened to the public! Read more here.

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