Henry VIII - Hampton Court

1 days

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Summary

Spend a relaxing day visiting Henry VIII’s palace of pleasure – the extraordinary Hampton Court. Originally built for Cardinal Wolsey, the palace passed to Henry VIII in 1529 and he embarked on an ambitious building program to create a palace to rival Versailles. We’ll examine the architecture, and visit the kitchens, State Apartments, and Young Henry VIII exhibition, to look at the nature of his court and how the palace functioned.

We’ll trace the stories of Henry’s last four wives through their associations with the palace: where Jane Seymour gave birth to the long-awaited heir, the Council Chamber where the marriage treaty to Anne of Cleves was signed, the Chapel where Henry learnt of Katherine Howard’s infidelity, and the place where Henry married his last queen, Kateryn Parr.

About Suzannah Lipscomb

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is a historian, author, broadcaster and award-winning academic, based at New College of the Humanities.

Her latest book, The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII, is published by Head of Zeus. Suzannah's other books include 1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII (Lion Hudson, 2009) and A Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England (Ebury, 2012).

Her television work includes writing and presenting the two-part 'Witch Hunt: A Century of Murder' for Channel 5; the four-part 'Hidden Killers' series including 'Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home' and 'Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home' for BBC4, and her two-series 'Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History' for Channel Five.

Tour highlights:

  • Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, a former curator at Hampton Court Palace, leads a full day’s tour of “the English Versailles”
  • Visit the key parts of the Palace associated with Henry VIII
  • Entry and lunch at Hampton Court included
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Dr Suzannah Lipscomb

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Historian, broadcaster, and award-winning author Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is a highly-regarded specialist on the Tudor period with five titles to her name, including 1536: The Year That Changed Henry VIII.

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August 13 2020 AXHC200813 August 13 2020 (Thursday) Dr Suzannah Lipscomb $250
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September 18 2020 AXHC200918 September 18 2020 (Friday) Dr Suzannah Lipscomb $250
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April 8 2021 AXHC210408 April 8 2021 (Thursday) Dr Suzannah Lipscomb $250
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July 8 2021 AXHC210708 July 8 2021 (Thursday) Dr Suzannah Lipscomb $250
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September 24 2021 AXHC210924 September 24 2021 (Friday) Dr Suzannah Lipscomb $250
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