I am trying to find an article in one of the Winter issues. It featured a house in England that dated back at least to the Tudor years. (If I remember correctly, it was owned by or visited by Henry VIII.) The current owner had painted some of the indoor plaster walls a purple hue. Any chance you could let me know in which year this article was published? My heartfelt thanks if you can! VH Reader, via e-mail
Dear Reader, Thank you very much for your inquiry! I believe the article you are looking for was titled Christmas Haven and ran in the 2014 Winter issue of Victorian Homes, pages 64-77. It did indeed feature walls that had been painted a rich shade of purple. However, we also have another article that ran in the Spring 2015 issue of Victorian Homes that may be what you were asking about. It was titled The Crowning Jewel and ran from pages 52-59. Although the walls were not painted purple, this home did feature a historic portrait of King Henry VIII. —Editor
From The Crowning Jewel, Spring 2015 Victorian Homes magazine. A portrait of King Henry VIII (1491-1547), painted by Hans Holbein the younger, hangs in the carved room. Photograph by National Trust Images/derrick E. Witty.
From Christmas Haven, Winter 2014 Victorian Homes magazine. Photograph by Emma Lewis/narratives.
From The Crowning Jewel, Spring 2015 Victorian Homes magazine. Photograph by National Trust Images/andreas von Einsiedel.