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Sunday, 14-Aug-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Warwick Castle : Part 4

Buku tetamu
Penyambut tetamu
Library room
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In 1898, Daisy, Countess of Warwick hosted a weekend party at which the principle guest was the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII.

Once inside the former private apartments, you'll step back to a time of the most lavish and extravagant parties at Warwick Castle. Meet the beautiful Daisy, Countess of Warwick and her friends preparing for their weekend party.

The Royal Weekend Party brings to life the secrets of a Victorian household and all its important guests. Encounter a young Winston Churchill and listen to Clara Butt, renowned singer of the time and Paolo Tosti, music master to the Royal Family.

Most of the furnishings and fittings are those that were actually here in 1898, and photographs taken at the time mean that it has been possible to put every chair, table, bed and book in exactly the place it occupied exactly 100 years ago. Daisy's exquisite evening gown and the lavish decoration of her bedroom were recreated from photographs of Daisy's ancestral home, Easton Lodge. It was clear that no expense was spared in her luxurious lifestyle.

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Saturday, 13-Aug-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Warwick Castle : Part 3

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The Kingmaker attraction recreates the mid fifteenth century world of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, Kingmaker.

The Wars of the Roses, which began in the early 1450s and ended with the battle of Bosworth in 1485, were a prolonged struggle for supremacy between the Houses of York and Lancaster. During this time, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick from 1449 - 1471 became known as 'The Kingmaker'. Neville's family connections made him a Yorkist. He held a command at the battle of St Albans in 1455 that brought about the defeat of the Lancastrians and the capture of Henry VI. By 1461, the Yorkists had won the first war of succession and the son of the Duke of York became King Edward IV.

Neville's power began to wane when King Edward married Elizabeth Woodville. Plotting with Edward's brother, the Duke of Clarence, he raised an army in 1469 and took the king prisoner, holding him at Warwick Castle. Trying to rule through a captive king proved futile, and Warwick fled to France, pledging his allegiance to the exiled wife of Henry VI. He then returned to England, overthrew Edward, and restored Henry to the throne. Warwick was killed at the battle of Barnet in 1471.

In the days before Warwick's army moved south in that spring of 1471, the Castle would have been a hive of activity. Troops had to be summoned and levied, weapons cleaned and provisions collected.

In 'Kingmaker - a preparation for battle' you can see how a mediaeval household prepared for Richard Neville's final battle - find out how weapons were made, how the army was clothed and what mediaeval life was really like through sights, sounds and even smells!

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Friday, 12-Aug-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Warwick Castle : Part 2

Awas para suami yg curang...
Hanging alive in chain
Wall stocks
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Occupying the lowest chamber of Caesar's Tower and built in the 14th century is the Dungeon. Leading from a hatch in the ground at the base of the tower, a single narrow flight of steps provided the way into, and the only way out of, the castle's miserable dungeon. Beyond a locked door at the foot of the steps, prisoners would endure days, weeks and months, in the small dark space. A single open drain running across the floor provided the only means of sanitation.

Whilst the only light to penetrate the gloom came from a tiny shaft high on the wall, and a small window in a chamber, safely behind an iron grill, from where a guard could observe the wretched prisoners. One such prisoner, a Royalist held captive during the Civil War, left a message that is still visible today...

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Wednesday, 10-Aug-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Jom gi Warwick Castle : Part 1

Mulakan perjalanan
Takde tiket tak bleh masuk
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Tarikh : 6 Ogos 2005
Acara : Jalan-jalan tinjau istana lama
Masa : Sehari suntuk

Penat jugak la nak menghabiskan satu istana ni. Cuma ada satu tempat ja tak masuk iaitu "Ghost Tower" sebab nak masuk kena beli tiket berasingan plak dan penat nak bertur. Kira 'skip' ja la tempat tu.

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Friday, 5-Aug-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Coventry Transport Museum : Part 2

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Pilihlah mana satu yang anda suka....

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