The Throckmorton family faced persection for their Catholic faith. This occurred following King Henry VIII's reformation. They were branded as traitors in their own country because of their Catholic faith.
Above is a wing of the estate where the current Throckmorton family lives. I thought it was fascinating that the family still occupies this property after these hundreds of years.
This is the main entry to the home. It was so much fun to tour the home on a self-guided tour with docents in every room to answer any questions you may have. The furnishings are all original. My favorite display was a cape embroidered by Queen Catherine of Aragon (Henry VIII's first wife).
Here you can see the lovely English countryside from the roof of the building. Isn't that green landscape beautiful? (Maybe because they are blessed with all that rain!)
Too bad I don't live in England because if I did, I think I would spend all my time visiting National Trust properties. I hope you have enjoyed this little slice of history. Please remember to stop by Handmade Harbour where you will meet some wonderful craft people and get lots of great ideas!
Until next time, blessings,
P.S. I want to add a little tidbit in regard to the name of Throckmorton. I visited Ft. Worth, Texas numerous times these past couple of years and Throckmorton is a prominent name in that city. From what I read, it seems that the Texas Throckmortons descended from these Coughton Court Throckmortons!