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Superior Accommodation in Castles , Manors , Tudor Thatched Cottages , Old Coaching Inns , Georgian Rectories and Private Period Homes.
Locations include the stately homes of Penshurst Place and Hammerwood Park, which
was built in 1792 by Benjamin Latrobe, the architect of The White House; a non-
conformist chapel; country churches; 'The Secret Garden' and old Rye town. Such
places are associated with William Penn, Frances Hodgson Burne , Tom Paine,
Benjamin Franklin, Henry James, Harvard University and Cranbrook, Michigan.
Locations include Old Winchelsea; peaceful village churches; Firle Place, the ancestral home of Gen.
Thomas Cage, Commander of the British Forces at the outbreak of The War of Independence and the
oldest Quaker Meeting House in the World! Suchttplaces are associated with John Wesley; Jamestown,
Virginia; John Harvard; George Washington and William Penn.
Locations include a medieval priory; the Ba le of Britain museum; an old mill; The
New Forest and a picturesque medieval town. Suchttplaces are associated with
Delaware; U.S. pilots; the U.S.S. 'Chesapeake', captured by the British in 1813; the
'Titanic' and the U.S. Army. We pay tribute at the grave side of a young American pilot
shot down during The Ba le of Britain.
We visit Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of The Immortal Bard, William Shakespeare, and Harvard
House, the home of the founder of the famous American University. Next stop is Sulgrave Manor, the
ancestral home of the Washington family, which flies the Stars and Stripes. Finally, we visit a pre y
village church where there is a superb 17th c. monument to a direct ancestor and namesake of the
Southern General Robert E. Lee, together with his wife and 14 children.
We visit Boston in Lincolnshire where many Puritans set sail for America in 1630, led
by John Winthrop. We also see the original cells where the Pilgrim Fathers were
imprisoned in 1607. Also visited is the U.S. 2nd World War Military Cemetery near
Cambridge and a pre y village and Great Hall associated with Abraham Lincoln and the
Red Indian Princess Pocahontas.
We visit a stunningly beautiful 15th c. moated manor house associated with Martha's Vineyard and
Jamestown, Virginia; a beautiful East Anglian 'Wool' church associated with John Constable and Neil
Armstrong; and a charming village made famous in a book by an American airman during the 2nd World
War. Finally Lavenham, the pre iest village I know, of immense architectural and medieval beauty
which was also a firm favourite of the U.S. 487th Bomb Group during the 2nd World War.
On the final day we visit a lovely period town with strong connections with Hartford,
Connecticut and a Quaker Meeting House where both George Fox and William Penn
worshipped. We also visit 'Jordans', where William Penn is buried and see the barn
built from the timbers of 'The Mayflower'.