There is nothing better than a hand formed clay roof tile to complete your build and our classic Edwardian blend clay roof tiles are no exception.
With a naturally rustic look and a wonderful sandy texture, these clay roof tiles will offer you a natural patina that will only improve as the tile weathers and ages.
Edward VII was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910.
He had a rather short time on the throne and this makes the idea of having an era named after him all the more unusual. After all, his mother had ruled for sixty three years, making the Victorian era more understandable.
The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and nicknamed Bertie, Edward was related to royalty throughout Europe. He was Prince of Wales and heir apparent to the British throne for almost sixty years. During the long reign of his mother, he was largely excluded from political influence and came to personify the fashionable, leisured elite. He travelled throughout Britain performing ceremonial public duties, and represented Britain on visits abroad. His tours of North America in 1860 and of the Indian subcontinent in 1875 proved popular successes, but despite public approval, his reputation as a playboy prince soured his relationship with his mother.
As king, Edward played a role in the modernisation of the British Home Fleet and the reorganisation of the British Army after the Second Boer War of 1899-1902. He re-instituted traditional ceremonies as public displays and broadened the range of people with whom royalty socialised. He fostered good relations between Britain and other European countries, especially France, for which he was popularly called the Peacemaker, but his relationship with his nephew, the German Emperor Wilhelm II, was poor. The Edwardian era, which covered Edwards reign and was named after him, coincided with the start of a new century and heralded significant changes in technology and society, including steam turbine propulsion and the rise of socialism. He died in 1910 in the midst of a constitutional crisis that was resolved the following year by the Parliament Act 1911, which restricted the power of the unelected House of Lords.
Fortuantely your classic Edwardian blend clay roof tiles will have a far greater service life than the King did. With a healthy fifty year guarantee, you can be certain that your property will remain looking good for many years to come.
When you want a clay roof tile that embodies a traditional, hand made finish, Heritage Clay Tiles Ltd have your back! Our hand made clay roof tiles are crafted out of the very finest raw materials and exceed all expectations of quality. We are very proud of the tradition and heritage these roof tiles adhere to and know that they will enhance your Hertfordshire property beautifully.
The Conservation range of handmade clay roof tiles are available in two wonderfully distinctive colours, created by using a very fine sand, The Conservation Weathered roof tile is a natural warm tone, achieving an instant mellow and settled look and the Conservation Red roof tile is absolutely perfect for vertical tiling especially suited for villages and period properties that demand that old and weathered appearance.
When the Roman Legions left Hertfordshire in the early 5th century, the now unprotected country was invaded and colonised by the Anglo-Saxons. By the 6th century the majority of Hertfordshire was part of the East Saxon kingdom. This short lived kingdom collapsed in the 9th century, leaving Hertfordshire to the control of the West Anglians of Mercia.
Hertfordshire finally became an English shire in the 10th century, on the merger of the West Saxon and Mercian kingdoms. At the time of the Norse invasions, Hertfordshire was on the front lines of much of the fighting. King Edward the Elder, in his reconquest of Norse held lands in what was to become England, established a fort in Hertford, which was to prevent Norse activities in the area. His father, King Alfred the Great, established the River Lea as a boundary between his kingdom and that of the Norse lord Guthrum, with the north and eastern parts of the county being within the Danelaw.
There is little evidence however of Norse placenames within Hertfordshire, and many of the Anglo-Saxon features remained intact to this day. Hertfordshire suffered from renewed Norse raids in the late 10th to early 11th centuries, as armies led by Danish kings Swein Forkbeard and Cnut the Great harassed the country as part of their attempts to undermine and overthrow English king Athelred the Unready.
Hand made clay roof tiles for your Hertfordshire property are merely a phone call away and at a very competitive price too. Why not contact Heritage Clay Tiles Ltd for a quote or any other queries you may have.
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