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Bradgate Park 3/7

One of a series of images taken in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, on a dullish sort of day in August last year.

 

Lady Jane Grey was Queen of England between July 10 and July 19, 1553. She was born in Bradgate Park in October 1537 and lived in this house there, the remains of which can still be seen to this day. She grew up at the park, which was owned by her family, before moving to London when she was 10.

Bradgate Park 3/7

One of a series of images taken in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, on a dullish sort of day in August last year.

 

Lady Jane Grey was Queen of England between July 10 and July 19, 1553. She was born in Bradgate Park in October 1537 and lived in this house there, the remains of which can still be seen to this day. She grew up at the park, which was owned by her family, before moving to London when she was 10.

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Jun 2019, 00:59
A fine image, and I love thr braken fringe, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
I like the shapes of the ruins
Brian Walbey: It must have been a fine house in its day.
Remains of the day! It's fun to picture what it must have been like, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure it was a fine house Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Jun 2019, 06:38
I wonder how the house came to be in this condition, abandoned or sacked?
Brian Walbey: The house was damaged by fire in 1694 but repaired but then in 1739 the occupant at the time moved away and by 1790 it had fallen into disrepair and finally demolished in the mid-1920's.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jun 2019, 07:19
9 days a Queen, what a life. I think she was more happy here than in London, Brian. Too bad they did not maintain the house.
Brian Walbey: She was swept up in the politics of the day and found guilty of treason, whichw as a trumped up charge, and executed with her husband. The house was damaged by fire in 1694 but repaired but then in 1739 the occupant at the time moved away and by 1790 it had fallen into disrepair and finally demolished in the mid-1920's.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Jun 2019, 07:36
Poor girl - she should never have got entangled with the King. I expect she had a happy childhood here
Brian Walbey: She was swept up in the politics of the day and found guilty of treason, whichw as a trumped up charge, and executed with her husband.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Jun 2019, 12:28
I like the pano style with the various horizontal layers.
Brian Walbey: It's the best way to present this old building.
An interesting little piece of history Brian
Brian Walbey: Very much so Bill, I think Lady Jane was very badly done by, she was basically excuted, with her husband under false pretences I believe.
What a view and with the people so small in the image, you are giving us the whole area. Very good.
Brian Walbey: It is a very wide building so the only way to get it all in is to be well away from it.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Jun 2019, 14:22
Oh dear! Life was hard (and short in those days). I do believe that we still have the death penalty for treason. Is the ruin maintained at all or does not continue to fall apart?
Brian Walbey: There was a lot of politics within the Monarchy and landed families in those days and I guess Lady jane and her husband were in the way, which might explain them being execited. The Park Rangers at Bradgate keep the ruin in good condition, if you know what I mean.
Lady Jane didn't have much happiness in her short life!
Brian Walbey: And from what I've read she and her husband were both executed mainly because their faces didn't fit, like many more in those times.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Jun 2019, 15:11
Sounds like it has a fascinating history.
Brian Walbey: Wiki has a short but intersting history of the house https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradgate_House_(16th_century)
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Jun 2019, 16:17
a very impressive ensemble of buildings!
Brian Walbey: A house with a fine history Philine, one of our Queens grew up there as a child https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradgate_House_(16th_century)

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