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Henry VIII mural found during renovation of house

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Henry VIII mural found during renovation of house

Post by boswellbaxter » Sat January 29th, 2011, 3:06 am

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat January 29th, 2011, 3:17 am

Wow, impressive, and very nifty!

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat January 29th, 2011, 6:43 am

Wow. But somehow I don't think I'd care to have old Harry glaring over my shoulder of an evening, cuddling with my honey.

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Post by annis » Sat January 29th, 2011, 7:01 am

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Wow. But somehow I don't think I'd care to have old Harry glaring over my shoulder of an evening, cuddling with my honey.
Hear, hear! It may be a great find, but how off-putting to have to share your living room with the Mouldwarp. The owner says, "It is a presence and you do feel there's just something there behind you looking over your shoulder" Shudder!

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Post by LoveHistory » Sat January 29th, 2011, 9:49 am

Very cool find. But the article didn't say whether they still want to paint that wall. ;)

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Post by Madeleine » Sat January 29th, 2011, 12:21 pm

How fab to live in a house with so much history! Although I do agree I wouldn't be too keen on Henry peering at me all the time, perhaps they can put a tapestry over it or something, I shouldn't think they'd be allowed to cover it up again!
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Post by wendy » Sat January 29th, 2011, 3:06 pm

Incredible. And what luck! All I ever find behind my walls is mold . . . .
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Post by fljustice » Sat January 29th, 2011, 5:25 pm

What a wonderful find. I wish the video had shown how it was being restored. Ditto on covering Henry's glare with a tapestry!
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Post by Divia » Sat January 29th, 2011, 9:31 pm

[quote=""wendy""]Incredible. And what luck! All I ever find behind my walls is mold . . . .[/quote]

Agreed.

Its so cool that history is still being unearthed today. Think of how easily that could have been destoryed, but it wasn't.
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Post by Jemidar » Sun January 30th, 2011, 9:11 am


Wow!! I want one! Talk about a feature wall :D .
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