Wingfield Manor, outer court
Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus
Medium: Ink on paper
Built in 1440 by Lord Cromwell, Treasurer under Henry VI, Wingfield Manor is most famous for being the site where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned three times; in 1569, 1584 and 1589. During the English Civil War (1642-1646), the Manor was attacked by Royalist and Parliamentarian sides. In 1644 it finally fell to the Parliamentarians, who promptly closed the house down to discourage further dissent within its walls.