Henry VIII vs. François I: The Rematch

When

Start date: 23 May 2020
End date: 31 May 2020

10:00-18:00

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Cheer on Henry VIII or François I in a replay of the greatest showdown in history

500 years ago, Henry VIII and Francois I’s bid to outdo each other ended in a draw. Fresh from the Field of Cloth of Gold, join both kings at Hampton Court Palace as they arrive in the palace gardens for a second chance at glory!

Support your chosen champion from the English and French camps as Henry and François compete to up the stakes in everything from jousting and wrestling to courtly dance and quick-wit. Which king will win, and how will the loser soothe his bruised ego?

Party like a Tudor as you dance with courtiers, practise your combat skills and explore Henry VIII’s tent.

Children and actors dressed in Tudor costumes enjoy a range of Tudor sports including falconry, archery, quintain and football.
Children and actors dressed in Tudor costumes enjoy a range of Tudor sports including falconry, archery, quintain and football.
Children and actors dressed in Tudor costumes enjoy a range of Tudor sports including falconry, archery, quintain and football.
Child holds a falcon at a family event at Hampton Court Palace
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Let the games begin! Bring the whole family to Hampton Court Palace this summer and take part in some exciting Tudor sports.

25 July - 23 August 2020

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Henry VIII (1491-1547) June 1526-June 1527, by LUCAS HORENBOUT (C. 1490/5-1544)
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Immerse yourself in Tudor history as we reunite stunning works of art, gold, weapons, manuscripts and clothing from the Field of Cloth of Gold, Henry VIII's legendary encounter with his great rival François I of France.

10 April - 31 August 2020

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Aerial view of a formal garden with green lawns on either side of a main path running towards the baroque palace. A fountain runs in the foreground at the centre of the path
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Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens are an unmissable attraction.

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