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Kings & Queens 7: Ruling Sexualities

The Kings & Queens 7: Ruling Sexualities conference will be hosted by Historic Royal Palaces and the University of Winchester for its seventh edition on 9-12 July 2018. The first day will be held at Hampton Court Palace with the remaining days at the University of Winchester. The conference is open to the public.

The conference aims to connect scholars across the world whose research focuses on topics related to royal history, diplomacy, art history, political history, biographical studies, or any other issues included in the scope of royal studies.

This edition of the Kings & Queens conference series will have a particular focus on gender, sexuality, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) identities in the context of royal histories.

The day at Hampton Court Palace will include expert tours of the famous site.

Please visit the conference webpage to view the draft programme, find information for delegates, and book a place.

A wide view of the main visitor entrance (West Gate) of Hampton Court Palace.

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Anne Boleyn looks at the camera under a gloomy sky in front of the White Tower.

Follow the tragic story of Anne Boleyn through her imprisonment, trial and execution at the Tower of London.

05 May – 30 August 2018

Tower of London

Events

11:00 and 14:00*

Iron spikes descending from a stone arch, a portcullis, on the Bloody Tower

Explore the Tower of London’s early years as a formidable fortress and discover why it has been both feared and revered.

Open daily

Tower of London

Things to see
A row of suits of armour and wooden horses statues in the Line of Kings exhibition in the White Tower of the Tower of London.

Marvel at historic armour belonging to kings from William the Conqueror to George II in the Line of Kings in the White Tower.

Open daily

Tower of London

Highlights Things to see

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Henry VIII teddy bear

Henry VIII teddy bear

Henry VIII bear, named after Hampton Court Palace's notorious resident King Henry VIII, in a traditional Tudor costume. Suitable for little princes and princesses aged three years and above. Measures 28cm.

£14.99

Royal Wedding 2018 commemorative biscuit tin

Royal Wedding 2018 commemorative biscuit tin

Celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with this beautifully illustrated biscuit tin. Featuring designs by renowned British illustrator Milly Green, this pretty biscuit tin will make the perfect keepsake of this special Royal Wedding.

£14.99

Celebrate the birth of a new royal baby. This colourful illustrated Royal Baby 2018 cotton tea towel by popular British designer Milly Green commemorates the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third baby, a new sibling for HRH Prince George and HRH Princess Charlotte. The royal baby boy was born on 23rd April 2018.

Royal Baby 2018 commemorative cotton tea towel

Celebrate the birth of a new royal baby. This colourful illustrated Royal Baby 2018 cotton tea towel by popular British designer Milly Green commemorates the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third baby, a new sibling for HRH Prince George and HRH Princess Charlotte. The royal baby boy was born on 23rd April 2018.

£11.99