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The old mansion at Kirkby Hardwick f.56

The old mansion at Kirkby Hardwick f.56

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15544

Item number: f.56

Genre: Manuscript

It is known that in 1530 Cardinal Wolsey stopped here for the night on his way to answer charges from Henry VIII. He died several days later at Leicester Abbey.

The manor house is believed to have been an out-priory for Newstead Abbey nearby.

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