It is 500 years since the death of Henry, 1st Lord Marney in 1523. Henry Marney was Henry VIII’s Lord Privy Seal and Layer Marney Tower is his statement house, built to shows his wealth and his power, reflecting his relationship with the King.
Layer Marney Tower is England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse, standing within the Essex landscape, commanding views to the River Blackwater.
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