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by ShawaddyNoddy
Tue May 26, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Lulworth Pirate Pictures
Replies: 22
Views: 5736

Missed the rum session, so I had to drink the bottle I'd brought, myself. Really good weekend, great fun. Great shot of Flash squinting into the camera lens! He was on good form after the rum do in the courtyard; there aren't that many who can sing the Fisting, fisting! song the way he does....at 2....
by ShawaddyNoddy
Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Field of Cloth Of Gold/Recommended Ref' works?
Replies: 10
Views: 3549

The parentals spent a day there a few years ago. They were casually cruising along a canal on one of their aquatic G&T and sticky bun tours of Britain when the 'bottom end' of the Palace gardens came into view . So far I've just not made it there; keep thinking each winter break that it's time to or...
by ShawaddyNoddy
Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Field of Cloth Of Gold/Recommended Ref' works?
Replies: 10
Views: 3549

Wow. that looks like it needs visiting. If they do have the panels from the palace that would be really exciting to see. Many thanks for the link. :D Still, I do wonder what on earth could have happened to all the canvas and the wooden structure. Guess it could have been re-used for other events and...
by ShawaddyNoddy
Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Field of Cloth Of Gold/Recommended Ref' works?
Replies: 10
Views: 3549

:oops: Have to admit that I`d thought that what was in her book was pretty much whatever is contained in the works she refered to. But! Worth checking up on!! :roll: Really must never assume................ :lol: :lol: :roll: Anyway, about that nice big black hole that will appear under my feet any ...
by ShawaddyNoddy
Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Field of Cloth Of Gold/Recommended Ref' works?
Replies: 10
Views: 3549

Well, I agree you have to hand it to the craftsmen/women of the time, they were capable of fantastic stuff. Here's a taste of this Eighth Wonder. The canvas roof was painted to look like slate and lead roofing, the whole of the outside of the walls were painted to look like brickwork, it had battlem...
by ShawaddyNoddy
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Field of Cloth Of Gold/Recommended Ref' works?
Replies: 10
Views: 3549

Field of Cloth Of Gold/Recommended Ref' works?

Been doing some more research on the palace that Henry had contructed for his meeting with Francis I. The best description I've yet found is in Henry VIII King and Court by Allison Weir. From what she describes it would appear that the building on the right-hand side of the painting, 'Field of Cloth...