Henry VIII

A cloud of dark disdain

I was so excited recently to visit the exhibition from the National Portrait gallery on display at Montecute House in Somerset. A favourite poet of mine, Sir Thomas Wyatt was an Tudor adventurer, soldier and maybe spy, was on display – not the man himself, obviously but two portraits which I had only ever seen in books or […]


We write in water

Men’s evil manners live in brass… …their virtues we write in water. You may know where I was when I took this photo and what was behind me, or you may just know the quote. It is from ‘henry VIII by Shakespeare, and the lines are spoken by Griffith adviser to Queen Katherine (Katherine of Aragon).; Griffith is reporting […]