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Pragmatic gift - Archbishop Thomas Cranmer was forced by a covetous Henry VIIIth to hand over the enormous property in the 1540's.<br />
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Wasted Paper...This might be the only chance history fans get to see the incredible paper creations that tell the story of one of Britain's most historic homes, as the National Trust becomes the latest victim of coronavirus.<br />
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'Fashioned from Paper' had only just opened at Knole House near Sevenoaks before the National Trust annouced the closure of the historic Kent property from today.<br />
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Now Artist Denise Watson's intricate creations may never be seen as know one knows when the historic home will reopen.<br />
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Denise had taken inspiration from the valuable collection of portrait paintings bought up by the aristocratic Sackville-West family over the stately homes 600 year history.<br />
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The enormous building, one of the largest houses in Britain, was once owned by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer before Henry VIII th covetous gaze forced him to hand it over to the acquisitive monarch in the mid 16th century.<br />
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Elizabeth I later gifted Knole to Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset, and the Sackville-West's still inhabit part of the property to this day.