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Tudor House Cannon

By pamelajean
(Continuing my Southampton series. Most of the pictures in this series are taken from “the old town”).

This is a splendid old bronze cannon in the gardens of the Tudor House Museum in Southampton. It was made for Henry V111 in 1542 by the Italian, Arcanus of Cesena, and was later presented to Southampton.
The carriage on which it stands was presented in 1826 by John Fleming, MP for the county of Hampshire.
Being on the bank above the river, it overlooks the stop where the Mayflower and Speedwell would have taken in their passengers.

With thanks to all who looked, voted and commented, and especially those who gave User Awards to my amaryllis upload.


Tags: General Southampton Historic Bronze Defence Henry v111 Hampshire England UK Tudor House Museum garden Arcanus of Cesena John Fleming Mayflower and Speedwell

Voters: cabbie, dudler, PhilT2 and 42 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes



21 Jul 2022 3:47PM
Impressive subject and viewpoint. 🙂
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
21 Jul 2022 3:58PM
Looks to be a massive weapon--I have tried to photograph the sense of such a weapon--You have been much more successful;
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2022 5:13PM
Terrific POV and variety of colours and textures
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
21 Jul 2022 11:47PM
A magnificent looking bronze cannon. You have chosen a good viewpoint, so we are looking along the barrel of the gun, and showing of its size. I wonder if it was ever fired in anger, or just a show-piece.
Spkr51 6 United States
22 Jul 2022 12:18AM
Great shot *****
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
23 Jul 2022 12:18PM
A fine looking specimen, Pamela, well framed and captured 😃👍🏻
Trev 😀
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2022 3:39PM
like the view point Pamala
Chinga Plus
12 116 3 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2022 12:10PM
Impressive subject. Excellent composition.
Isabel GrinGrin

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