National Trust DVDs National Trust Hardwick Hall

National Trust Hardwick Hall

National Trust Hardwick Hall
SKU SKU352
Weight 0.10 lbs
Number of DVDs 1
Duration 60mins
 
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Hardwick Hall, near Mansfield in Derbyshire is a spectacular Tudor treasure house, which dominates the surrounding area - a magnificent statement of the wealth and authority of its builder, Bess of Hardwick, Elizabethan England's second most powerful woman.

Designed by Robert Smythson, the house is remarkable for being almost unchanged since Bess lived here, giving a rare insight into the formality of courtly life of the Elizabethan age. There are outstanding collections of 16th-century embroidery, tapestries, furniture and portraits. Walled courtyards enclose fine gardens, orchards and a herb garden, and the surrounding country park contains rare breeds of cattle and sheep. In the grounds are the remains of Hardwick Old Hall, which Bess continued to use after her new house was built.
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