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Jane Seymour

Henry VIII's third and favourite wife

The gardens at Hampton Court Palace

A brief history of the famous royal gardens

Anne of Cleves

Anne of Cleves was Queen of England and Henry VIII's fourth wife for just over six months. For many she was a brief footnote in Henry VIII's quest to secure the Tudor dynasty. But there is more to her story than meets the eye.

Katherine of Aragon

Katherine of Aragon was the first wife of Henry VIII. In her eyes, she was his only Queen.

The Field of Cloth of Gold

Henry VIII's historic meeting with his great rival François I in 1520 was a defining point in his reign

Catherine Howard

A young woman whose marriage to Henry VIII would end in tragedy

Historic hauntings at Hampton Court Palace

Centuries of ghosts and grim tales

Tudor food and eating

Royal food and table manners at the Tudor court