She was one of the wealthiest women in the country. She was also one of the most interesting people of that most interesting of times, the England of Elizabeth I.  Her house and the grounds around are lavish and lush and lustrous. Four storeys up, the walls are still now as they once were; in the Great Hall the complicated, ornate and intricate frieze - depicting a hunt in motion - is well-preserved. The plaster has aged well. From the house, the New Hall and the surrounding countryside can be seen in all their glory; age has not withered either this home, its stateliness or the landscapes around it.