Tag Archives: Hampton Court Palace

Palace Profile: Hampton Court Palace

  May 21, 2017 at 4:00 am by

The main entrance of Hampton Court Palace Location: Richmond upon Thames, London, United Kingdom Built: 1515-1540 (original form); 1689-1694 and 1697-1700 (current form) Architect: Sir Christopher Wren and William Talman (current form) Commissioned By: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Henry VIII of England (original form); Mary II and William III of England (current form) Style: Tudor, Italian Renaissance, Baroque Rooms: Over 1,000 On The Palace Grounds: Banqueting House, Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Maze Current Owner: H.M. The Queen of the United Kingdom, in right … Continue reading

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Royally Magic As Kate Opens New Children’s Play Area at Hampton Court

  May 4, 2016 at 8:38 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge this morning met with dozens of youngsters as she officially opened the new Magic Garden play area at Hampton Court Palace. During her tour of the area – which has been designed with Tudor myths, legends and staying in mind – by architect Robert Myers, Kate spent time chatting with children who were invited to give the various activities their test-run. While speaking to children at one … Continue reading

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On the Trail of Henry VIII

  April 18, 2009 at 4:14 pm by

Dr. David Starkey says that we can learn much about the life of Henry VIII by visiting his residences, the most well-known of which is Hampton Court. Dr. Starkey is amazed by the Tudor royal’s “prodigious accumulation.” He is describing a neglected aspect of Henry’s reign: the number of houses and palaces he owned. When Henry became king in 1509, he had a mere 12 or 13 palaces and castles … Continue reading

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