Did you hear about Henry VIII putting a fan in his chamber? He wanted AIR to the throne!
OK, not much of a joke – but having a male heir – a boy who would eventually become king – was definitely no joke for Henry or his wives – and many ended up paying the price.
Now while we all know Henry liked to chop and change his wives – LITERALLY! – he also wanted people to know he was the real deal, had loads of money and was powerful.
He showed this with a whole load of lavish feasts and entertainment, sport and hunting here at Hampton Court Palace. And we’ve got VIP Access All Areas to find out more about one of the most famous power palaces of all time…
On this tour, we’re going back in time to the court of Henry VIII, checking out some of his apartments and chambers, and meeting some of the players at the palace!
This series was produced with Historic Royal Palaces
The Secrets of Hampton Court Palace
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