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The most elaborate, however, can be seen in Ye Olde Tea Shoppe in North Street (picture below).This tells the Old Testament story of King Ahab robbing Nathan of his family's vineyard. Dating from the religious persecutions of Queen Elizabeth I's reign (1533-1603), it reflects the despair of the mostly Catholic population of the town in being deprived of the heritage of their faith. Knowing the history helps us to understand the architecture. Click image for an enlargement.

The most elaborate, however, can be seen in Ye Olde Tea Shoppe in North Street (picture below).This tells the Old Testament story of King Ahab robbing Nathan of his family's vineyard. Dating from the religious persecutions of Queen Elizabeth I's reign (1533-1603), it reflects the despair of the mostly Catholic population of the town in being deprived of the heritage of their faith. Knowing the history helps us to understand the architecture. Click image for an enlargement.

The tympanum displays the achievements of Queen Elizabeth I, depicting the royal arms with a banner on each side. The arms of Anne Boleyn are depicted below, with the date 1587. At the base the Ten Commandments are listed. St Margaret's Church, Norfolk.

Margaret's Church in Norfolk, the tympanum, dating from displays the Tudor arms and Queen Elizabeth I's achievements. If you look closely, you will be able to see the crowned falcon badge painted below the Tudor family heraldic shield!

Dessert Plate (trencher) from the household of Queen Elizabeth I. Written and decorated in London, England in 1595

Dessert Plate (trencher) from the household of Queen Elizabeth I. Written and decorated in London, England in Plate Location:The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, NY, USA

The Queen Elizabeth Virginal-Circa 1594-Restored in 1961    The spinet almost certainly belonged to Elizabeth I. It bears the royal coat of arms and the falcon holding a sceptre, the private emblem of her mother, Anne Boleyn. Elizabeth is reported to have played 'excellently well...when she was solitary, to shun melancholy'.

The Queen Elizabeth Virginal

The Queen Elizabeth Virginal Spinet Venice, Italy. Oxford, England (restored) 1594 (made) 1961 (restored)

Tapestry made c. 1585. Made for the Leicester House in London. Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

which was made for Leicester House in London. Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, (about who was Queen Elizabeth I's favorite courtier, commissioned this tapestry. His coat of arms in the middle proclaims his power and noble birth.

(more pictures at link) Quite charming! In the chamber overlooking the entrance is a wall-painting, known as the 'Four Ages of Man', thought to date from circa 1575. Traces of paint elsewhere in the room would suggest that the whole room may originally have been painted.

West Stow Hall is a large country house in equestrian surroundings boasting top class b&b facilities.

The Parlour Wall Paintings, Little Moreton Hall The paintings represent elaborate panelling and an ornamental frieze. There are also twelve panels showing alternate biblical scenes and black letter text. They are believed to date from around 1580 and are associated with John Moreton who owned the hall at that time.

The paintings represent elaborate panelling and an ornamental frieze. There are also twelve panels showing alternate biblical scenes and black letter text. They are believed to date from around 1580 and are associated with John.

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Rare medieval paintings thought to be “beyond compare in Wales” are being uncovered on the walls of a church. Detail of wall painting showing St. George slaying the Dragon [Credit: BBC]

One of the greatest tapestries made in Elizabethan England has been rediscovered in America after it disappeared almost a century ago

Tapestry reveals Tudor country idyll

One of the greatest tapestries made in Elizabethan England has been rediscovered in America after it disappeared almost a century ago

Tudor Wall Paintings Google Image Result for http://www.old-print.com/mas_assets/full/N1791949102.jpg

Tudor Wall Paintings Google Image Result for http://www.old-print.com/mas_assets/full/N1791949102.jpg

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