Friday, June 1, 2012

Hever Castle

   We had the most delightful time at Hever Casle in the UK recently and this coming weekend it will be a place of pomp and ceremony to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee. 
   The original castle was created in 1270. It is the site of great changes in British history. Once home of the powerful Bullens and Tudors, Anne Boleyn lived here as a child. And here Catholicism was renounced creating the Church of England so that HenryVlll could wed Anne, his mistress, and make her his queen. Her reign lasted 1000 days. Later Anne of Cleves, another of Henry's wives, also took a place in it.

  742 years later Buddy and his sister stand around the draw bridge. They are now part of that history for they have spent time at this site.  


Sandra said...

i love these historical buildings.

Cheryl said...

I have visited Hever castle many times, it is a beautiful setting filled with history.
I am so glad that you enjoyed your time in the UK :)

Dee said...

Dear Heidi, I find myself caught up in the history of that building and in the span that connects Anne Boleyn with your son and daughter. An evocative posting. Peace.

George said...

This is a beautiful old castle. Thanks for sharing its history and your pictures with us.

Pearl said...

Living, as I do, in Minnesota, I am in awe of anything over 150 years old. To stand within (or without) something with so much history attached to it would probably make me dizzy!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a great old castle --with so much history. Love it --and so glad that you all got to visit there. We love to go to old historical buildings and just 'feel' the presence of what had happened there many years ago...

Enjoyed reading your blog about the bow and arrows also.

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Kiki said...

Hallo liebe Heidrun,
ich freue mich, dass du mich in meinem Blog besucht hast.
Erst dachte ich, du wohnst in England, aber du und deine Familie wart dort wohl nur zu Besuch. Habt ihr noch Familie dort? Du kommst aber ursprünglich aus Deutschland, nicht wahr?
Heaver Castle ist wirklich ein wunderschönes Schloss. Habe meine Zeit dort sehr genossen. Allerdings war ich schon im April 2010 dort mit meiner Freundin, und nicht im letzten Jahr, wie ich dir schrieb. Sorry.
Liebe Grüße,

Marie said...

Beautiful photos! And I so enjoyed learning about the castle's history.