Here is my recent photo of Blickling Hall with it’s Christmas lights which looks so pretty at the moment. I took my daughter there for her to take photos for a school photography competition and she got a better photo than me but this is mine! I was teaching her about photographing at night and the effects of changing her aperture and shutter speed to ensure that she could get a good representation of the pinks and purples without being too blown out. I took this photo on a Canon 60D with a 50mm f/1.4 lens, 1/10 sec at f/11 with an ISO of 6400 using a tripod and remote control.
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Blickling Hall is part of the Blickling Estate, located just a few miles North of Aylsham in Norfolk.
In the 15th century, Blickling was in the possession of Sir John Fastolf of Caister in Norfolk (1380–1459), who made a fortune in the Hundred Years’ War, and whose coat of arms is still on display there. Later, the property was in the possession of the Boleyn family, and home to Thomas Boleyn, later Earl of Wiltshire, and his wife Elizabeth between 1499 and 1505. Although the exact birth dates of their children are unknown, historians including Eric Ives are confident that all three surviving children were likely born at Blickling – Mary in about 1500, Anne in about 1501, and George in about 1504. A statue and portrait of Anne may be found at Blickling Estate which carry the inscription, “Anna Bolena hic nata 1507” (Anne Boleyn born here 1507), based on earlier scholarship which assigned Anne a (now thought highly improbable) year of birth of 1507.
The house of Blickling seen today was built on the ruins of the old Boleyn property in the reign of James I, by Sir Henry Hobart, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas and 1st Baronet, who bought Blickling from Robert Clere in 1616. The architect of Hatfield House, Robert Lyminge, is credited with the design of the current structure. The Lord Chief Justice married Dorothy, the daughter of Sir Robert Bell of Beaupre Hall, Outwell/Upwell, Norfolk, Speaker of the House of Commons 1572–1576. A grand display of heraldic material is present throughout the estate.