Arcadia In Dorset Part 1

Arcadia In Dorset Part 1

The Northern Loggia at Cranborne Manor House King James I of England had granted the manor of Cranborne to Robert Cecil in recognition of his role in bringing about the peaceful transition from the Tudor dynasty to the Stuart dynasty after James claimed the English...
In Praise of Hands

In Praise of Hands

Figure 1: Hand gestures: The Bayeux Tapestry – the arrival of Halley’s Comet in the sky (Source: Thames & Hudson, The Bayeux Tapestry (London: Thames & Hudson, 1985), p. 32) The other day I was watching my dog scrabbling to get at a treat that had slid...
ROYAL HUNTING LODGE TO JACOBEAN STATEMENT: Cranborne Manor House

ROYAL HUNTING LODGE TO JACOBEAN STATEMENT: Cranborne Manor House

I have long wanted to visit Cranborne Manor House and in July 2019 I did just that. During the summer months Cranborne Manor House opens its gardens ever Wednesday to the public. It is in a stunning setting with fabulous gardens. Whilst the house is closed and...