Posts Tagged ‘henry viii’

Henry VIII: Along the Thames

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

A lifelong fascination with Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and the other Tudors led me to visit Greenwich on a bright, sunny day in June. Fortunate enough to have a friend who is a solid source of information on the Tudors as a guide, I set out to discover more about the area.


Tewkesbury Abbey

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Tewkesbury Abbey was begun in 1102 to house Benedictine Monks. It escaped Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the monasteries because the town purchased it to become their parish church. Tewkesbury is unusual in that it is fairly easy to get a picture of the full church. You can walk down the road to the side of […]