The Secrets of Hampton Court Palace

In this series join Zac as he explores the history and secrets the the famous Hampton Court Palace, home to Henry VIII, holds.

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The Secrets of Hampton Court Palace: Henry VIII

In this episode Zac is learning all about how King Henry VIII treated his guests who visited the palace...

Who was Henry VIII?

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Henry VIII was one of Englands most famous Kings.

He was king from when he was 17 in 1509 up until he died in 1547.

He’s probably most famous for having 6 wives!

Who were his wives again?

You’ve probably heard that it didn’t end well for most of them, but here’s the run down of who they were and what happened to them…

  • Catherine of Aragon; Divorced
  • Anne Boleyn; Beheaded
  • Jane Seymour; Died
  • Anne of Cleves; Divorced
  • Kathryn Howard; Beheaded
  • Catherine Parr; Survived

Why was it important for Henry to look after his foreign visitors to Hampton Court Palace?

Henry would lay on grand feasts decorated with expensive tapestries as to impress and foreign visitors he might be entertaining.

This was because he needed them to go home and tell there kings and queens how wealthy and strong Henry was so that they should not try to invade England or take advantage of England in any way.

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The Secrets of Hampton Court Palace

In this series join Zac as he explores the history and secrets the the famous Hampton Court Palace, home to Henry VIII, holds.

More From The Secrets of Hampton Court Palace