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Who were the kings who gave their name to an age?
The story of Kensington Palace
An elegant retreat for Britain's royal family
The story of Hampton Court Palace
Home of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty
How did Anne Boleyn become queen and why did Henry VIII execute her?
The royal kitchens at Kew
The kitchens have survived, practically untouched
King George III
A complex king, diligent and serious, but cruelly labelled ‘mad’
Renaissance Prince or terrible Tudor? Who was the real Henry VIII?
The execution of Charles I
Tried and sentenced to death for high treason
The Tower of London Menagerie
For over 600 years, the Tower housed a menagerie of exotic wild animals