dreaminginstitchesI always think of Ludlow Castle as a proper castle, big, brooding, steeped in history. Anybody who was anybody seems to have passed through in medieval times, but perhaps the most historically significant person was the 15 year old Prince Arthur, eldest son of Henry VII. Sadly he died here in April 1502. As a result his younger brother became the heir and in 1509 when Henry VII died, Arthur's younger brother became King...Henry VIII - and the rest is history...
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- nancywanchikBeautiful pic and thanks so much for the historical info!!! 👍
- oyster_and_greyLove a bit of history! Very pleasant surprise to read this ☺
- debrastanwayWonderful Anny 👌
- a_mindful_consumerOoooh I can feel Im going to learn a lot with your new IG postings.... 😁👍
- dreamtimemakes@dreaminginstitches my money would be on Henry Tudor. The only member of the house of York he didn't manage to get rid of was executed by Henry VIII.
- dreaminginstitches@dreamtimemakes I agree, but I've always wondered what Elizabeth of York knew...
- dreaminginstitches@oyster_and_grey Oh so pleased 💚
- dreaminginstitches@a_mindful_consumer Ha! Hope it's fun and not dreary x
- ellainstiaI wonder if I'm the only person who wonders about what life would have been like if Prince Arthur hadn't died.....Henry was never brought up to be king, and it showed!!
- sarahcswettI have wondered it often myself @ellainstia. He sounded a much more kingly kind of guy, young though he was.
- linasmith5548Oh I do love a bit of history! 👍😁
- dreaminginstitches@ellainstia @sarahcswett It really does pose a question doesn't it. Without Henry, maybe no Reformation, no dissolution of the monasteries...makes you wonder what the country would look like now.
- dreaminginstitches@linasmith5548 Delighted to hear it ❤
- needlesmithsI used to play in Ludlow castle and the moat as it was at the bottom of my grandparents garden! Such happy memories. And i worked at the Festival thete for several years, when s hiol or college or life allowed me to, such a shame it had to close, mum used to design the posters. . It's a really truly proper castle. My definition of what a castle should look like. Thank you for the memory prompt this morning x
- dreaminginstitches@needlesmiths I used to love going to the festival, our school took trips and we carried on afterwards, really wish it was still happening. Had some great moments there, sometimes freezing, sometimes baking, brilliant acting, dreadful acting, so enjoyable and made the castle come alive. Have you seen the film Faintheart?
- needlesmithsI loved the moment when the swallow turned to bats swooping overhead ... shows whether the acting was good or bad! No I don't think I have, but will look out for it, the :)
- beetledeeFabulous. I want to walk up those steps and go inside ♡
- dreaminginstitches@beetledee You'd certainly be walking in some very historic footsteps😁
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