National Geographic : 1960 Jan
New hope for tiny historians-a family tour of Britain T HIS Is the banquet hall of Hat field House. Elizabeth Tudor was imprisoned at Hatfield shortly before she became Queen. And what an imprisonment it was. She took her exercise in the hunting field "with a retinue of twelve ladies, clothed in white satin, on ambling palfreys." Not to mention fifty archers in scarlet boots, armed with golden bows! If a place like this stirs your imagination, think what it does to the mind of a child. Here is the very theatre of history in which Kings and Queens become people, instead of dispiriting names and dates. At Hatfield alone, your family can see Elizabeth's stockings and hats-plus a genealogical table which "proves" Her Majesty to be a direct descendant of Adam. Britain has over four hundred and fifty stately homes that you can visit. Don't miss Sulgrave Manor-Washington's familyhome. Why not call a travel agent and plan a family tour in the early Spring? The gardens are glorious. For free literature, "Children Visiting Britain," see your travel agent or write Box 180, British Travel Association. In New York-680 Fifth Ave.; In Los Angeles-606 South Hill St.; In Chicago-39 South La Salle St.; In Canada-90Adelaide St. West, Toronto.