Cooking for the Court

Easter cookery in the Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace

Easter cookery in the Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace


  • Start date: 30 March 2018
  • End date: 02 April 2018

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Included in palace admission

Was King Henry VIII the king of consumption? Join the King’s cooks in the kitchens at Hampton Court Palace this Easter and discover the truth behind Henry VIII and his food.

From Good Friday through until Easter Monday, our history cooks will be hard at work in the kitchens at Hampton Court Palace preparing food and recipes fit for Henry VIII’s Court. Come and help them with their cookery, turning the spit in front of the fire, lending a hand in making marchpane or assisting with the paperwork and accounting that ordered the day-to-day running of King Henry’s court.

Find out about some of the meals Henry VIII enjoyed, discover some dishes you might not expect to have been on the dining table of a Tudor king, and uncover the expenses that gave rise to the idea of Henry as the king of consumption.

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