This blog is about my travels. At home in New Zealand, in other parts of Oceania, North, Central and South America and in Europe.
From London I traveled up to Stoke-On-Trent to visit a friend. While we were there we went to see a Tudor manor house called Little Moreton Hall. It was built in 1504. Because it is made of wood and was built hundreds of years ago, it has some delightfully wonky angles, but it is structurally sound!
The house was owned by the Moreton family for nearly 450 years. They were wealthy landowners, but their fortunes declined after they supported the royalists during the English Civil war and their house was requisitioned. They did get it back but at great cost. It is now owned by the National Trust.
The house has lots of glass in it, a sign of great wealth for the time. It is run by the national trust, and they have done a good job of making it feel like a home of the time. There are replicas of the kinds of food that were eaten in tudor times, the national trust staff dress up in Tudor costumes, there are tudor customes that you can try on yourself and the gardens are done in the style of Tudor times.
I am a traveller from New Zealand. My blog is to inform friends and family about my adventures. I hope you enjoy it!