Table, "Chance and Harmony"

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, 16th c.

I'll have to let Sean talk about this in his own words.

Hardwick Hall, near Chesterfield in Derbyshire,UK

The woman who had the Hall built was called Tess of Hardwick, and having married well 4 times, with I think, 3 husbands dying on her, was worth a fortune. She became very influential and had the 'whole' house covered in tapestries and embroideries. It's an amazing place!

I kept my eye out for the odd roaming bagpiper and eventually found the tapestry in the 'Blue Room' (a state room) hidden behind a chair! The state rooms were built to hopefully house Queen Elizabeth 1, but she never came to stay. The tapestries are mostly all 16th century Flemish ones.