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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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The Story of Hampton Court Palace

By Lucy Worsley

Merrell Publishers
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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.

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

By Lucy Worsley

Brand: Merrell Publishers
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Hampton Court Palace: The Official Illustrated History (Architecture New Titles)
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Situated beside the River Thames south-west of London, Hampton Court Palace was a centre of court life in England from 1529 to 1737 and remains one of the finest palaces in Europe. The Official Illustrated History celebrates this intriguing architectural ensemble, including the palace's original sixteenth-century building of Henry VIII's reign. It features full coverage of the famous formal gardens and also reveals the lifestyles of monarchs, mistresses and courtiers. Includes full coverage of Hampton Court's famous and everpopular formal gardens, a precious survival of gardening 300 years ago In the same series as Merrell's highly popular official illustrated histories of the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace

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

By Suzannah Lipscomb

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

For the armchair traveler or for those looking to take a trip back to the colorful time of Henry VIII and Thomas Moore,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 Katheryn 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 B&W and color photographs

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

By Peter Brears

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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.

Hampton Court

By Walter Jerrold

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (46 pages)

Hampton Court
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For combined beauty and interest—varied beauty and historical interest—there is no place “within easy reach of London”, certainly no place within the suburban radius, that can compare with the stately Tudor palace which stands on the left bank of the Thames, little more than a dozen miles from the metropolis and, though hidden in trees, within eye-reach of Richmond.

Hampton Court Palace

By June Osborne

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Hardcover (120 pages)

Hampton Court Palace
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"Probably the best-loved of all British palaces, Hampton Court Palace is visited by over a million people every year, either to see the State Rooms, view the superb art collection or admire the splendid gardens, the Royal Tennis Court, the Great Vine and the Maze...This book provides a history of Hampton Court Palace detailed enough to satisfy the scholar yet fascinating enough to please the casual reader." - from blurb on front flap.

Hampton Court Palace: The Official Guidebook

By Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace
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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.

Explore Hampton Court Palace: Souvenir Guidebook

By Brett Dolman & et al.

Historic Royal Palaces
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Explore Hampton Court Palace: Souvenir Guidebook
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Explore Hampton Court Palace: Souvenir Guidebook [Paperback] Brett Dolman (Author), Sebastian Edwards (Author), et al. (Author), Sarah Kilby (Editor), Clare Murphy (Editor), Stephen Conlin (Illustrator), Tim Archbold (Illustrator


 
 
 

 
 
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