Seven Postcards showing the Historical Old Mint House at Pevensey.

Postcards. A set of seven split back, b&w souvenir postcards, with paper envelope, showing the exterior and interior of The Mint House in Pevensey, County Sussex, England, a half-timbered structure dating to 1342. Includes exterior shot, The Minting Chamber, Historical Oak Room, Part of the Kitchen, The Haunted Room, Formerly King Edward VI's Bedroom and Andrew Borde's Bedroom. The house takes it name from the belief that the site was used as a Norman mint as early as 1076. The interior of the home was remodeled in 1542 by Dr. Andrew Borde, then court physician to King Henry VIII. In 1548 King Edward the Sixth stayed here for his health, and in 1607 it was from the window of the Borde bedroom that Sir Harry Raft fell to his death after being wounded in a sword fight. The Pevensey Mint is mentioned in the Domesday Book; four coins made at the site at the British Museum. With standard postcard backing. Each 3 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. Item #17260

Price: $30.00

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