Sunday 4 February 2018

Sunday Snap – Manor Lodge

We were looking at a statute of Queen Victoria for last week's Sunday Snap. I asked when she died and the answer is


Not being amused with the answer were Susan, Anne, Kara and Cheryl.

We're off to Sheffield for this week's Sunday Snap. Hidden away amongst a housing estate lies the remains of Sheffield Manor Lodge or Castle. The best preserved part of this estate is the Turret House. It was built for George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury. It was here on and off for 14 years that he acted as gaoler. The location of the Lodge was important as it was sufficient distance from the coast to prevent the captive from fleeing abroad. The subject of this imprisonment was Elizabeth I's first cousin once removed. With no children to pass her crown onto Elizabeth was constantly under pressure to name her successor. In many circles she was deemed illegitimate as her father Henry VIII divorced his first wife in order to marry Elizabeth's mother, Anne Boleyn. The problem with her potential successor was that Elizabeth had followed her father's Protestant faith while her cousin was Catholic.

After over 18 years in custody around the country she was finally found guilty of plotting to kill Queen Elizabeth in 1586. The next year she was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire. In 1603 her son James succeeded Elizabeth as king and in doing so united the crowns of England, Ireland and Scotland. This week's question is

Who was imprisoned in Sheffield Manor Lodge?

We were joined last week by Susan and a double birthday celebration. Anne has been enjoying her orange roses. Another birthday was celebrated by Kara with a climbing wall cake and a mermaid and merman. Cheryl has been getting atmospheric in Norway. There's been a batch of bagels made by Sue. In New Zealand Betty has been looking back at snow on the mountains. Sharon shared her highlights of the Florida Trails. Finally, in Bonn Wolfgang went looking for driftwood in the floods.

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  1. I think it was Mary Queen of Scots :)

  2. From your description, I'd say Mary Queen of Scots too

  3. Mary Queen of Scots (seems such a shame that this beautiful building is surrounded by a housing estate)

  4. Mary Queen of Scots. Thanks for hosting x

  5. It sounds unanimous. All that beheading. Yikes.

  6. I'm lost on the history of your photos but I do live seeing them!!

  7. I too think it was Mary Queen of Scots. Such a beautiful snap of the lodge.

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