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Wingfield Manor, inner court

Wingfield Manor, inner court

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15537

Item number: f.71

Genre: Manuscript

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.

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