The blacksmith was busy making his tools and swords.
And there was a steaming pot of something lovely cooking over the open fire.
Then round a corner and look what I spotted.......
A fabric shop!! Would you belive it? Hubby just shook his head and wandered off to battle!
After all the excitement was over and the good people had won their cause (I have to assume that this is the case - I'm not the best at keeping up with plot lines and I studied geography at school instead of history) the cannons were fired to demonstrate just how noisy it would have been in battle, not to mention highly dangerous and frightfully confusing!
Right at the end of the day we ran into the Hall itself to have a look around inside. We were the last people in and had the rare treat of being able to walk around without anyone else being in the room as us, except for the staff. Even better was the fact that as we were in the grand dining room the soldiers trooped the colour past the house. So there we were, it was just like trooping the colour but this time we were the royalty, or at least that is what I decided to be for a minute or two!
Soon changed my mind though - the peasants were revolting! Bit scary seeing all those come at you with their weapons charged.
Fortunately it all ended quite happily with a little photo call and we were saved!
The historical content of this blog will not be accurate, even if I really did travel back in time, it was very confusing with lots going on, I cannot possibly be responsible for getting it all right!
Back to today and I have work to do, blue sky and sunshine and washing to be done!
Take care all, Sarah x