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Afternoon Lecture with Dr Lauren Mackay

Afternoon Lecture with Dr Lauren Mackay

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Postponed


Ticketing information

Tickets: £15, including refreshments

Please note, this event has been postponed. New date to be announced soon.

We will be in touch with all those who have already booked tickets with further information. 

 


Separate ticket (advance booking required)

The reports and despatches of Eustace Chapuys, Imperial Ambassador to Henry VIII's court, have been instrumental in shaping our modern interpretations of the Tudor period. The longest serving and most prolific of foreign ambassadors, Chapuys left over fifteen years of vital correspondence which goes beyond the politics of the court to reveal his personal observations and interactions with well-known figures of the period.

Drawing on years of research, Dr Lauren Mackay will provide a fascinating insight into the man whose writing offers us the most continuous single portrait of the turbulent decades of Henry VIII's reign.

This event will take place in the Garden Room at Hampton Court Palace. Copies of Lauren Mackay's book Inside the Tudor Court: Henry VIII and his Six Wives through the eyes of the Spanish Ambassador will be available for purchase on the day. 

The Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula, September 2014. Looking north towards the Sir Richard & Elizabeth Cholmondley chest tomb monument (c1522).
Events

Hear David Suchet, CBE, known for his portrayal of Agatha Christie's Poirot, give this two hour performance.

Cancelled

Tower of London

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Events

Take a journey through 500 years of royal music, commissioned especially for this concert by Rachel Long.

Cancelled

Tower of London

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

A Yeoman Warder stands outside the White Tower during a Twilight Tour or the Tower.
Tours and talks

Dare you visit the Tower at night and take one of our Twilight Tours? Discover secrets of the Tower's history with after-hours access.

Cancelled

Tower of London

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Fron cover of book showing exterior of Kensington Palace.

Kensington Palace Art, Architecture and Society

Travel behind the scenes at Kensington Palace and discover the stories of generations of the British royal family. Kensington Palace is renowned for its architecture, stunning interiors, world renowned collections and its royal residents.

£55.00

Lifestyle:  Swarovski pearl and amethyst silver crown brooch (30169174).  Swarovski pearl silver crown brooch (30169174) embellished with Swarovski pearls and crystals.

Shop crown jewels gifts

The Crown Jewels reside at the Tower of London and are worn by British kings and queens on their coronations and royal occasions. Our magnificent Crown Jewels collection make the perfect souvenir.

From £9.99

This red crown tree decoration has been blown by mouth from glass and is beautifully hand decorated with a thin layer of silver plate added to the inside.

Red crown glass tree decoration

Crowns and coronets are symbolic of royalty and this red crown decoration is the perfect way to remember your visit to the palace.

£14.99