My Photos: England -- Surrey -- Hampton Court Palace & Gardens

Hampton Court Palace

Home of
King Henry VIII
King William III

The palace was first commissioned by Cardinal Wolsey,
and occupied by King Henry VIII, and all 6 of his wives.



Archway detail

Note the carved H & A for Henry & Anne Boleyn,
overlooked after her execution,
when her presence was erased from the palace

The Great Hall

The tapestries, known as the Abraham tapestries,
were commissioned by Henry VIII, by artisans in Brussels.



The Watching Chamber

Apparently King Henry VIII collected over 2,000 tapestries,
some of which are now on display in the V & A Museum

Paintings by Antonio Verrio, late 1600s, in the Queen's Drawing Room

The Clock Court

The Baroque Wing, with its Fountain Court,
was built by Sir Christopher Wren,
and first occupied in the first decade of the 1700s by William and Mary

In 1838 Queen Victoria opened the palace as a public attraction

View my photos of the Hampton Court Palace Gardens here

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