Day: 2 November 2021

Minchinhampton in Gloucestershire, a medieval village for nature lovers thumbnail

Minchinhampton in Gloucestershire, a medieval village for nature lovers

Today we explore a place with a long and strange name that you might have not ever heard of. Minchinhampton was a prosperous wool town found in the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, A small place which has dozens of ancient paths that converge here were used by pack horses who brought wool for sale from nearby …

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Crosby Hall, the Tudor building that used to be in Bishopsgate and is now in Chelsea!

Crosby Hall has had an interesting life, not all buildings can be said to have been built in one place and then found another. But that’s exactly what happened at Crosby Hall. Built in 1466 from the wool merchant Sir John Crosby in Bishopsgate soon after became the property of King Richard III who lived …

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Chiaravalle, the first 800 years of the Medieval Abbey in Milan

2021 is the 800th anniversary of the consecration of the Abbey of Chiaravalle, in 1221. It is also important as one of the first Gothic buildings in Italy. The centuries have passed and have left few traces of their passage: the splendid colours frescoed on the walls are ageless. For those coming from “outside”, coming …

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