The Tudor Travel Guide

Your Visitor's Companion to the Aristocratic Houses of the Sixteenth Century

Wolfhall – now there’s a name that I am sure you will be familiar with! It is a place steeped in myth and legend; but what of the real Wolfhall? The grand Tudor mansion, built by Jane Seymour’s father, Sir John, is essentially lost, but now an intrepid team of local historians, researchers and archaeologists …

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    Sadly, some of the most magnificent buildings and rooms of the Tudor age have been lost long since; The King’s Privy Gallery at Whitehall is one of those buildings. One of my not-so-guilty pleasures is recreating these lost chambers in my imagination. So, following on from last week’s introduction to Tudor galleries, this …

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  Have you ever visited Hampton Court Palace, the Mecca for any Tudor time traveller? Maybe not yet, but you dream of it. Maybe you have; and if that is the case, I bet most of you will have walked straight past some of the most intriguing features of the original, Tudor palace without even …

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  Have you ever felt just a bit peeved at how Henry VIII treated the women in his life? Have you ever wished you’d just like to give him a piece of your mind? I have. Of course, that is never going to happen; all those characters we know so well, including Henry himself, are …

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