Written by The Friends of Caversham Court Gardens this guide covers the history of all the houses built on the riverside site, starting with a 12th century rectory. This was replaced by a Tudor house, and this in turn was remodelled in the Victorian era. The site was bought by Reading Borough Council in the 1930s and the last house was demolished in 1933. In 2004 with Heritage lottery funding the council was able to reconstruct the site, restoring the footprints of the houses and the buildings remaining on the site. The richly illustrated guide covers the history of the houses that stood on the site, the families who lived there and the development of the gardens through the ages.
Queen Elizabeth Tudor is known as "Gloriana" after her small fleet of agile ships defeated the Spanish Armada's 131 galleons in the English Channel on 6 August 1588. But how did this happen and why is the late Elizabethan era the "Golden Age?" In this beautiful creative non-fiction biography you'll meet Elizabeth as you have never met her before. Whether you are a fan of the Tudor dynasty or this is your first time exploring English history, you will gain valuable insights into the mind of one of perhaps the most legendary woman of world history. Features six medieval and Elizabethan songs, a detailed timeline, and an extensive suggested reading list perfect for classrooms of all sizes.
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