Tudor architecture

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Tudor architecture. Architecture in England during the Tudor monarchy (of Henry VII (1485–1509), Henry VIII (1509–47), Edward VI (1547–53), Mary I (1553–8), and Elizabeth I (1558–1603) ), although the reign of Edward VI is sometimes referred to as the Edwardine period associated with much iconoclastic damage to churches, and the Elizabethan period is often seen as having a distinct style of its own associated with the early Renaissance and prodigy houses. ‘Tudor’ is primarily associated with late-Perpendicular Gothic, very flat four-centred or Tudor arches (see arch), domestic architecture of brick with diaper-patterns, elaborate chimneys of carved and moulded brick, and square-headed mullioned windows with hood-moulds and label-stops. From Fontainebleau and Flemish sources (especially printed books) came strapwork and many other aspects of Northern-European Mannerism.


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