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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 Palace: The Official Illustrated History (Architecture New Titles)

By Lucy Worsley

Brand: Merrell Publishers
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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

Pegasus Books
Released: 2013-06-04
Kindle Edition (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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From King Henry VII to Queen Elizabeth I, this detailed English history brings the past to life through the sights and personalities of the Tudor dynasty.

This lively and engaging book will transport the armchair traveler with a taste for the colorful time of Henry VIII and Thomas Moore to palaces, castles, theaters, and abbeys to uncover the stories behind the politically dynamic Tudor era.
 
Author Suzannah Lipscomb visits more than fifty historic sites, from the luxurious palace at Hampton Court, where dangerous intrigue was rife, to lesser known estates such as Hever Castle, Anne Boleyn’s childhood home, and 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 Kateryn Parr, Henry VIII’s last wife, and Lady Jane Grey, the Nine–Days’ Queen, and we come to understand how Sir Walter Raleigh planned his trip to the New World.
 
A Journey Through Tudor England reveals the rich history of the Tudors and paints a vivid, captivating picture of what it would have been like to see England through their eyes. It is “a genuinely useful and discriminating guide for all Tudor fans” (Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall).
 
 
 

Hampton Court: A Social and Architectural History

By Simon Thurley

Yale University Press
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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.

The Hampton Court Guide: Containing a Descriptive Account of the Paintings, Statues, C. &C. In the Palace and Gardens (Classic Reprint)

By Hampton Court

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Excerpt from The Hampton Court Guide: Containing a Descriptive Account of the Paintings, Statues, &C. &C. In the Palace and Gardens

This Magnificent Structure, 'was m'lglflall'y built by Cardinal Wolsey, who resided in it for some time with all the splendour of a prince: but some of his\ enemies haveing endeavoured to represent him to the king as too power full a subject, the Cardinal gave it tot Henry in exchange for his palace at Riehfno'nd: At present verylittle of the original building remains: for it has been much enlarged and 1mproved, par~ tichlarly by king William, and queen Mary, Who delighted much in the Sltua tion, and built the magnificent front fae~ ing the park. This edifice 1s encompassed in a semicircular form by the T,hames and were the whole properly improved, it would riot be exceeded by any palace in Europe.

In the back front of the Palace. Next the garden, is a pedlmentin which 15 regre~ seamed the triumphs of Hercules.

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

By Peter Brears

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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.

Explore Hampton Court Palace: Souvenir Guidebook

By Brett Dolman & et al.

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

The Tudor Kitchens Cookery Book

By Hampton Court Palace

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In this cookery book, they have taken popular Tudor recipes and adapted them for today's cook. Although the Tudor palate was much more used to heavily spiced and sugared food than we are - cinnamon, ginger, mace and sugar were commonly added to many recipes - some of the basic combinations of foods, such as pork with an apple sauce, chicken (or rabbit) with a bread sauce, are familiar to us nowadays. As well as an imaginative use of spices, there were other familiar practices in the Tudor kitchen which produced food which we recognize today, although some techniques have fallen out of use. Food colouring, for instance, was popular, but with natural substances, many no longer available. Gingerbread, for example, was given a rich red colouring with a natural spice call saunders, which is believed to have been powdered sandlewood. Despite the changes in ingredients and the different cooking methods, it is surprising how little recipes have changed. Many dishes such as apple fritters and fish pies have been made in almost the same way since the Tudors.

Hampton Court

By Walter Jerrold

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Hampton Court
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Hampton Court

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Hampton Court The Palace and the People

The Gardens and Parks at Hampton Court Palace

By Todd Longstaffe-Gowan

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The Gardens and Parks at Hampton Court Palace
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Hampton Court Palace has the finest Baroque park and garden layout in Britain. Set within 2,000 acres of parkland and bounded on its south and east sides by the River Thames, the historic landscape possesses a rich overlay of garden improvements from the early 16th to the 21st centuries. This book explores the history of this landscape. Among the many themes it addresses are the role and impact of patrons, designers and estate workers; planting and horticultural techniques; statuary, fountains and other garden ornaments; and maintenance and conservation. The photographs by Vivian Russell that accompany the text constitute the most comprehensive topographical survey of the palace's gardens since the late 18th century.


 
 
 

 
 
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