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Palaces

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The gardens at Hampton Court Palace

A brief history of the famous royal gardens

The Medieval Palace

Luxurious royal lodgings from the 1200s

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

The execution of Charles I

Tried and sentenced to death for high treason

Queen Anne

A surprisingly successful monarch, despite ill health and tragedy

Jane Seymour

Henry VIII's third and favourite wife

Katherine Parr

Henry VIII's last queen: wife, nurse and loving stepmother

The Crown Jewels

The history of the Crown Jewels, including the Imperial State Crown - a priceless collection used to crown the kings and queens of England.

The story of the Tower of London

Iconic fortress, royal palace and infamous prison