Blickling Hall, Aylsham Norfolk. (National Trust)

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**In the 15th century, Blickling Hall was in the possession of Sir John Fastolf of Caister in Norfolk (1380–1459), who made a fortune in the Hundred Years' War, and whose coat of arms is still on display there. Later, the Hall was in the possession of the Boleyn family, and home to Sir Thomas Boleyn, created Earl of Wiltshire, and his wife, Elizabeth, between 1499 and 1505. It is presumed that their first two children Mary and George were born at Blickling Hall, along with several other Boleyn infants who did not live long. If the couple's most famous child, Anne Boleyn, was born before 1505 (as one school of historical thought contends) then she too was born at Blickling. Other historians maintain that Anne was born after 1505, probably in 1507, and by that time Sir Thomas had moved to Hever Castle in Kent. Nonetheless, a statue and portrait of Anne Boleyn reside in Blickling Hall claiming "Anna Bolena hic nata 1507" (Anne Boleyn born here 1507).

The current Blickling Hall was built on the ruins of the old Boleyn property in the reign of James I, by Sir Henry Hobart, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas and 1st Baronet, who bought Blickling from Robert Clere in 1616. The architect of Hatfield House, Robert Lyminge, is credited with the design of the current structure. The Lord Chief Justice married Dorothy, the daughter of Sir Robert Bell of Beaupre Hall, Outwell/Upwell, Norfolk, Speaker of the House of Commons 1572–1576. A grand display of heraldic material is present throughout the estate**

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Comments (58)

K@rin on November 14, 2013

Hello Richard

a marvelous overview of this wonderful house and grounds, excellent image, YSL ,

best wishes Karin

Mona Lygre on November 14, 2013

And me too: A gorgeous photo, I like it!! Greetings from Norway ;))

G Kesmev on November 23, 2013

Magnificent place! Excellent shot! I like it! Greetings, Joro

David Guruli on December 17, 2013

Very beautiful view. Great shot.
Best regards, David.

蒂芙尼林 on December 18, 2013

hello. linrich

very impressive photograph and great capture

YS:13 + LIKE:40

congratulation and have a nice day for you

best regards from Tiffany Liem

stuart murphy on December 24, 2013

Great shot Richard, like it

Puna on January 24, 2014

Great Shot like.

Bach Quatre on January 25, 2014

Excelente foto. Like.

Saludos desde España, Ernesto.

Tomros - Pano on January 28, 2014

wonderful view & image!

Like 43.

greetings, tomas

stanito on February 5, 2014

Very nice. YSL

Hansi_2010 on February 7, 2014

Hermoso Palacio, muy bonita foto. Like. Saludos, Juanjo

Ivan Logvinov on February 24, 2014

Beautiful place and beautiful photo!
Like + fav!
Best wishes from Russia!

Jan Sognnes on February 27, 2014

Fantastic architecture of the palace! Excellent capture!


I am adding you to my favorite list of photographers

Greetings, Jan

coffee55 on March 2, 2014

A beautiful shot, capturing the very essence of an English country manor-house, accompanied by an interesting synopsis of its history!

A humongous 'like' and best regards, - David.

Eagle Eye Francais on March 4, 2014

Very beautiful place and interesting view! Like&fav!

♥ Kama ♥ on April 20, 2014

• Mesmerizing image of the fairy castle. I Like this pic a lot.

• by ♥ Kama ♥ - My viewer

Yuri O. on June 8, 2014

Very beautiful place, nice shot!


Greetings from Ukraine, Yuri.

EdwardTurJ on June 10, 2014

Greetings, Richard!
Pretty photo!
Best wishes from Chernivtsi in Ukraine, Edward

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 25, 2013
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    by ⚔ Richard ⚔
    • Camera: Canon EOS 600D
    • Taken on 2013/09/20 01:37:05
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 20.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash