Monday, December 3, 2018

How English Medieval Homes Influenced Virginians #vagenealogy #virginiapioneersnet

How English Medieval Homes Influenced Virginians Medieval English House


During the 1600s Great Britain was a country of fortified manors, battlements castles, thatched and wattled farmhouses, picturesque chimney stacks, half-timber work, winding tower staircases, tracery-windowed abbeys, minsters, and little parish churches. For more than a thousand years, medieval architecture flourished almost everywhere. One can image Chaucer in the spirit of its buildings. The reason is the Anglo-Saxon, Norman and Gothic influences. The English Gothic Style is itself subdivided into various styles called Early English, Decorated,Perpendicular, and Tudor. The Tudor style was also referred to as Late Gothic or Late Medieval and was mostly during the Court of King Henry VIII (1509-1547). Incidentally, Henry VIII was an 
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