Historic Periods in Hampshire History Historic Periods in Hampshire History from the Romans to the House of Windsor, what happened where not just by dates but by phases of history, generally related to particular houses or great royal families and the period of time for which a particular house held the British Monarchy. These periods…

History of the New Forest

History of the New Forest

The history of the New Forest National Park, is evident in the landscape, in the villages and towns and on the coast of this unique part of Britain.

Elvetham Hall

Elvetham Hall

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Hampshire Architecture

Elvetham Hall history is fascinatingly linked to the Seymour family and the Tudor royal family. The original house burnt down in the mid 19th century and a mighty Victorian Gothic mansion stands to replace it.

Hampshire Churches Stained Glass

Hampshire Churches Stained Glass

Hampshire Churches Stained Glass Stained and painted glass has filled the the windows of our parish churches and great cathedrals for over a thousand years. There are so many beautiful stained glass windows in Hampshire churches that on our history foraging expeditions we make sure to capture as many images of them as possible. These…

Meonstoke Church

Meonstoke Church

Meonstoke church history with images of this delightful church, it is a rare example of a church built in one period of the 13th century.

Kings Somborne Church Carvings

Kings Somborne Church Carvings

Kings Somborne church carvings, it’s the little things that can sometimes have the greatest impact when searching out Hampshire history, as in the church at Kings Somborne.

Jane Austen Timeline

Jane Austen Timeline

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Jane Austen

A Jane Austen timeline outlining her life and works focused on Hampshire where Jane lived and died. This is a dynamic timeline that will be added to over time. Enjoy the posts and images surrounding Jane’s life.

Gilbert White Selborne

Gilbert White Selborne

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Hampshire People

Gilbert White of Selborne, the quiet naturalist, whose life was committed to the observance of all the natural history that surrounded his home in Hampshire.

Hampshire Fingerposts

Hampshire Fingerposts

Hampshire fingerposts decorate the crossroads of many Hampshire lanes but without care and attention they will be fall into disrepair and be lost to Hampshire history

Norman Churches

Norman Churches

Hampshire is blessed with magnificent Norman churches whose wide arches are beautifully decorated with all manner of carving and whose fonts are square and strong.

Bramley Church Wall Paintings

Bramley Church Wall Paintings

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Hampshire church wall paintings

The Bramley church of St James has the most magnificent Medieval wall paintings, hidden from view for nearly 300 years beneath a lime wash, they are simply beautiful.

Eastney Pumping Station

Eastney Pumping Station

The Eastney Pumping Station in Portsmouth is a wonderful example of Victorian engineering, housing a Watts Boulton steam beam engine. It now operates as a museum.

Bishop Fox of Winchester 1501

Bishop Fox of Winchester 1501

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Winchester Cathedral

Bishop Fox is a man little discussed when it comes to the Tudors but he was a great statesman and ultimately Bishop of Winchester in 1501, serving under the two great Tudor monarchs King Henry VII and King Henry VIII.

Winchester Palace Southwark

Winchester Palace Southwark

Winchester Palace in Southwark was the London home of the Bishops of Winchester from the 12th to the 17th century.

Henry of Winchester

Henry of Winchester, King Henry III, born in Winchester Castle and reigned for fifty six years during which the first House of Commons sat under the rule of Simon de Montfort

The Grace Dieu 1420

The Grace Dieu 1420

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Agincourt and Hampshire

The Grace Dieu was a huge warship constructed between 1413 and 1420 and destined for the wars with France under the orders of King Henry V. In fact it never got further than the Isle of Wight and it’s remains lie in the mud in the River Hamble

Agincourt and Michelmersh

Agincourt and Michelmersh

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Agincourt and Hampshire

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Agincourt and HampshireAgincourt and Michelmersh The 12th/13th Century church of St Mary’s in Michelmersh would have looked out over the adjacent field, filled with the soldiers and archers who would be accompanying King Henry V to battle at Agincourt. Scattered in fields and villages north…

William of Wykeham

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Winchester Cathedral

William of Wykeham, born a humble man in the market town of Wickham Hampshire, he became Chancellor of England twice and Bishop of Winchester. He founded Winchester College and New College Oxford.

Baptismal Font Odiham

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Odiham Basingstoke Alton Fonts

The church of All Saints Odiham has a lovely round 13th century font

Margaret Beauchamp

Margaret Beauchamp

Margaret Beauchamp, who became Margaret Beaufort, was grandmother to King Henry VII and two hundred years after her death is remembered in a Hampshire church in Farley Chamberlayne.

John Buckett’s Headstone

John Buckett’s Headstone

The John Buckett headstone in the old church yard in Stockbridge is as full of character as the man in whose honour it was raised.