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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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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

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.

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.

The Stranger's Guide to Hampton Court Palace and Gardens (Classic Reprint)

By William Willshire

Forgotten Books
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Excerpt from The Stranger's Guide to Hampton Court Palace and Gardens

In 1211, Joan, Lady Grey, relict of a Sir Robert Grey, of Hampton, left the whole manor and manor-house to the knights hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem, and it remained the property of these knights till their order was suppressed in England, when the fee became vested in the Crown.

We learn from Cavendish's history of Cardinal Wolsey, that he entertained the French embassy here in 1527, and that two hundred and eighty beds were prepared for the accommodation of his guests. Every chamber (says Cavendish) has a bason and ewer of silver, a great livery pot of silver, and some gilt; yea, and some chambers had two livery-pots with wine and beere, a boule and goblet of silver both for their wine and their beere, a silver candle stick, both white and plain, having in it two sizes and a static, torch of wax, a fine manchet and a cheat loaf.

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Hampton Court Palace : Souvenir Guide Book

By Simon Thurley et.al.

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

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.

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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Beautifully illustrated. 76p. Large french flaps, with plan of the space inside front flap.

The Story of Hampton Court Palace

By Lucy Worsley

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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

By Eve, Editor Oughton

Department of the Environment
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Hampton Court Palace
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Contents include: Tudors, Stuarts, William and Mary, Neglected Years, The Palace Today, Courtyards & Cloisters, Tudor Palace, State and Private Apartments, King's Private Apartments, Cumberland Suite, Prince Wales' Apartments, Mantegna Gallery, The Palace Gardens, and Plan of the Palace and Gardens.

Hampton Court

By Roy Nash

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Hampton Court
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Hampton Court The Palace and the People


 
 
 

 
 
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