Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace, Base Court

Last weekend Virginia Program at Oxford took a field trip to Hampton Court, the once home of King Henry VIII, Queen Mary I and a young Princess Elizabeth. Hampton Court Palace has an interesting history as it was built by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey in 1514, but after his fall from royal favor, the palace was taken by King Henry VIII and became a monument to the Tudors. During our exploration of the grounds we got to see the famous 240 year old grape vine, the maze and the orangery. We got to see Henry and Mary’s apartments and we walked the hall the Catherine Howard ran screaming down as she begged Henry not to have her executed (it is said her ghost reenacts the scene to this day).Oppblåsbar gummibåt

Henry VII and the (less tragic) Katherine Parr

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