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Hampton Court Palace


Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace is a former royal palace that has been open to the public since 1838. It is located in Richmond upon Thames, in Southwest London.

Today, Hampton Court Palace is a popular tourist attraction. It is especially known for its distinctive architecture, for the collection of art and furnishing displayed (which are from the Royal Collection), for its maze and formal gardens, and for the astronomical clock in the Main Gatehouse.

Additionally, an ice rink is normally set up in the forecourt of the palace from early December to about mid-January.

For more information about Hampton Court Palace, please visit the official website:

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Hampton Court: A Social and Architectural History

By Simon Thurley

Yale University Press
Hardcover (450 pages)

Hampton Court: A Social and Architectural History
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This fully illustrated study of what is `probably Britain's most important secular historic building complex' is based on the premise that the architecture of Hampton Court cannot be understood without a consideration of the agendas of the remarkable people who built it. Soundly based on a multitude of sources, including many original plans and surveys as well as recent archaeological evidence, the book begins with the earliest Court built by Lord Daubeney in the 15th century; a structure that has almost entirely disappeared. Thurly goes on to examine the plans and structures of Cardinal Wolsey, Henry VIII and the Tudors, demonstrating how the `rapid and sometimes astonishing turns in Henry's private life' impacted on his building programme at Hampton Court. The book compares and contrasts the use of the Court by the Stuarts, who largely regarded it as a place for entertainment and hunting, before examining its transformation under William and Mary who saved it from a long decline. The evolution of the gardens, the embellishments of the Georgians, the destruction of the Victorians, the influx of tourists and the conservation efforts of today are all illustrated and authoritatively discussed by the Chief Executive of English Heritage.

Your Tudor Day Out...at Hampton Court Palace

By The Tudor Travel Guide

The Tudor Travel Guide
Released: 2019-09-14
Kindle Edition (32 pages)

Your Tudor Day Out...at Hampton Court Palace
 
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As lovers of Tudor history, visiting places associated with the period gives us a chance to connect in a completely unique way with our Tudor heroes and heroines. 'Your Tudor Day Out ... at Hampton Court Palace' is your insider's guide to unlocking the secrets of this awe-inspiring, Tudor building and getting up-close to the giants of the Tudor age.

Hampton Court is surely at the top of any Tudorphile's travel itinerary. It is a unique time capsule, where you can draw back the veil of time and almost touch the Tudor court. This guide will take you on a tour of the royal apartments, drawing your attention to many of the features not so often mentioned in the guide books, including the location of Anne Boleyn's apartments before she became queen, Henry VIII's 'lost' bedchamber and the intriguing story of what once lay behind 3 blocked-up doorways.

So, start planning your Tudor day out to Henry VIII's jewel in his architectural crown with this guide in hand, and make sure you don't miss out on the hidden story of the palace!

The Story of Hampton Court Palace

By Lucy Worsley

Merrell
Hardcover (160 pages)

The Story of Hampton Court Palace
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Hampton Court Palace, to the south-west of London, is one of the most famous and magnificent buildings in Britain. The original palace was begun by Cardinal Wolsey, but it soon attracted the attention of his Tudor king and became the centre of royal and political life for the next 200 years. In this new, lavishly illustrated history, the stories of the people who have inhabited the palace over the last five centuries take centre stage. Here Henry VIII and most of his six wives held court, Shakespeare and his players performed, and Charles I escaped arrest after his defeat in the Civil War. William III and Mary II introduced French court etiquette, and Georgian kings and princes argued violently amid the splendid interiors. Alongside the royal residents, there have been equally fascinating characters among courtiers and servants. Queen Victoria opened the palace to the public in the nineteenth century, and since then millions of visitors have been drawn to Hampton Court by its grandeur, its beauty and the many intriguing stories of those great and small who once lived here.

A Journey Through Tudor England: Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London to Stratford-upon-Avon and Thornbury Castle

By Suzannah Lipscomb

Pegasus Books
Paperback (336 pages)

A Journey Through Tudor England: Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London to Stratford-upon-Avon and Thornbury Castle
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A vivid and captivating journey through England's most vibrant era using place as a lens through which to view history.

For the armchair traveler or for those looking to take a trip back to the colorful time of Henry VIII and Thomas More, A Journey Through Tudor England takes you to the palaces, castles, theatres, and abbeys to uncover the stories behind this famed era.

Suzannah Lipscomb visits over fifty Tudor places, from the famous palace at Hampton Court, where dangerous court intrigue was rife, to less well-known houses such as Anne Boleyn’s childhood home at Hever Castle, or Tutbury Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. in the corridors of power and the courtyards of country houses, we meet the passionate but tragic Catherine Parr, Henry VIII’s last wife; Lady Jane Grey, the nine-day queen; and come to understand how Sir Walter Raleigh planned his trip to the New World.

Through the places that defined them, this lively and engaging book reveals the rich history of the Tudors and paints a vivid and captivating picture of what it would have been like to live in Tudor England.

16 pages of line drawings

Hampton Court Palace: The Official Illustrated History (Architecture New Titles)

By Lucy Worsley

Brand: Merrell Publishers
Paperback (128 pages)

Hampton Court Palace: The Official Illustrated History (Architecture New Titles)
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Tells the compelling story of one of the finest palaces in Europe, situated on the banks of the River Thames south-west of London and a centre of court life in England from 1529 to 1737. Celebrates one of the most visited and intriguing architectural ensembles in Britain, including the palace’s original sixteenth-century buildings of Henry VIII’s reign to the late seventeenth-century Baroque additions by Sir Christopher Wren. Includes full coverage of Hampton Court’s famous and ever-popular formal gardens, a precious survival of gardening three hundred years ago. Reveals the lifestyles of monarchs, mistresses and courtiers as well as life ‘below stairs’. In the same series as Merrell’s highly popular official illustrated histories of the Tower of London and Kensington Palace

Hampton Court Palace: The Official Guidebook

By Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace
Paperback (70 pages)

Hampton Court Palace: The Official Guidebook
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Welcome to Hampton Court Palace, home to some of Britain's most famous kings and queens and the setting for many great events during nearly 500 years of royal history. Viewed from the west, Hampton Court is still the red brick Tudor palace of Henry VIII (1509-1547); from the east it presents the stately Baroque facade designed by Sir Christopher Wren for William III (1689-1702). The sumptuous interiors reflect the different tastes of its royal residents and are furnished with great works of art, many still in the positions for which they were originally intended. Hampton Court Palace, with its beautiful gardens and extensive parkland, set by the riverside, is both visually and historically enthralling. A walk around will intrigue, amaze and delight.

The History of the Royal Residences. (Vol 2): Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore

By Manikandan Govindan

GoviRajam
Released: 2019-03-19
Kindle Edition (363 pages)

The History of the Royal Residences. (Vol 2): Windsor Castle, St. James s Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore
 
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Getty copy partly unopened. Plate facing p. 93, v. 1, wanting

Originally issued in 25 parts with printed wrappers between June 1816 and late 1819. Pyne was succeeded as publisher by A. Dry around the end of 1818 or early 1819. See BAL

Plates bear publication dates in 1816-1819. They are aquatints by J. Baily, W. J. (William James) Bennett, Daniel Havell, R. G. Reeve, Thomas Sutherland. Drawings by Richard Cattermole, George Samuel, James Stephanoff, William Westall, Charles Wild. Wood-engraved tail-piece at end of v. 1 by Richard T. Austin

v.1. Windsor Castle. The Queen's House, Frogmore.--v.2. Hampton Court-Palace. Buckingham-House. Kensington Palace.--v.3. St. James's Palace. Carlton-House

Catalogue of the British Architectural Library, early imprints collection

Explore Hampton Court Palace: Souvenir Guidebook

By kilby-sarah-murphy

Historic Royal Palaces
Paperback (76 pages)

Explore Hampton Court Palace: Souvenir Guidebook
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Beautifully illustrated. 76p. Large french flaps, with plan of the space inside front flap.

Hampton Court Palace : Souvenir Guide Book

By Simon Thurley et.al.

Woodway Group
Paperback (49 pages)

Hampton Court Palace : Souvenir Guide Book
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Hampton Court Palace : Souvenir Travel Guide Book.

All the King's Cooks: The Tudor Kitchens of King Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace

By Peter Brears

Souvenir Press
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All the King s Cooks: The Tudor Kitchens of King Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace
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Highlighting the world’s first professional kitchen, this volume showcases the massive galleys at Hampton Court Palace. Illustrating how kitchens originally built to supply the entire household of King Henry VIII were run, this guide dispells many of the misconceptions about the table manners, quality of cooking, and serving of meals in Tudor England. Authentic recipes—adapted for modern kitchens—from the period are featured, including Chicken Farced, Smothered Rabbit, and White Leach. Accentuated with striking visuals, this history revives the sights, sounds, and smells of the Tudor kitchen while conveying the daily life of the era’s rich and poor.



 
 
 

 
 
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