BBC’s Wolf Hall in Somerset.

Montacute house

Montacute house, Montacute, Somerset (Near Yeovil)

Barrington Court House, Barrington, Somerset.

Barrington Court House, Barrington, Somerset.

BBC and Channel 4 have been broadcasting quite a bit of historical drama of late and the one I have just started to watch is Wolf Hall which is based around Henry VIII and his wives. As a Natural Trust member I have had free access to Natural Trust properties. For the first time this year I found time to make use of my pass and went out exploring. Within 45 mins drive of me is several Natural Trust properties and my target was to visit Montacute House in the picturesque village of Montacute just outside of Yeovil in Somerset.

Not knowing anything about this place I just dropped in on a whim. As it turned out, this place along with Barrington Court (20 mins away ) were used in the BBC series Wolf Hall and is based around Henry VIII and his wives. I have just started to watch the series and not sure what to make of it yet.

Finding things in books.

I had a discussion with Lois Elsden of http://loiselden.com about buying old books and finding things left in them.

While on a trip I popped into a national trust book shop and picked up a photoshopping book. Inside I found a clear pouch filled with some seaside shots printed on Epson paper. The quality of the prints are amazing and I wonder who the photographer was and why they were placed there.