The Tango sofa in Marble Butterfly jade and Tango Chair in Estelle teal. Positioned in between them is a purple ostrich feather lamp. Introducing Matthew Williamson's first ever bespoke furniture collection. Created in collaboration with Nottingham-based sofa manufacturer Duresta, the designs comprise five upholstery ranges and unique occasional pieces.
Alfred The Great, King of Wessex AD 871. He was a remarkable and pious man who brought a new order to the Kingdom following his defeat of the Danes. His son built New Minster at Winchester as a family mausoleum to house his tomb.
England’s missing monarchs: Richard III may have been found but
Henry IV (reigned 1399–1413). He was born at Bolingbroke Castle, hence his other name, Henry of Bolingbroke. His father, John of Gaunt, was the third son of Edward III, and enjoyed a position of considerable influence during much of the reign of Henry's cousin Richard II, whom Henry eventually deposed. Henry's mother was Blanche, heiress to the considerable Lancaster estates, thus he became the first King of England from the Lancaster branch of the Plantagenets.