Historic Royal Palaces
A selection of pages related to the tag you selected.
Was Elizabeth’s 44-year reign really a ‘golden era’ of English history?
Known as the ‘Nine Day Queen’, Lady Jane had the shortest reign in British history
Centuries-old traditions of the Tower of London
All three ruled England
How did Anne Boleyn become queen and why did Henry VIII execute her?
‘I like her not.’ The wife rejected by Henry VIII
An opportunity to meet the palace Shire Horses in the East Front Gardens.
17 November 2019
Hampton Court Palace
Included in palace admission (members go free)
See the Bacton Altar Cloth, a rare survival of Elizabethan dress worn by Elizabeth I, and the iconic Rainbow Portrait at Hampton Court Palace.
12 October 2019 - 23 February 2020
Book a place on a British Sign Language (BSL) tour of Hampton Court Palace and discover its wonderful stories.
Next sessions: 09-11 November 2019
10:30-12:30, 13:30-15:30 and 16:00-17:00
See the Line of Kings and the Chapel of St John the Evangelist after hours with a White Tower guide, at the Tower of London.
21 October and 16 December 2019, 17 February 2020
Tower of London
Separate ticket (advance booking required)
Enjoy a mince pie and mulled wine whilst you shop, and have your book signed by Lucy Worsley, our Joint Chief Curator.
3 December 2019
Wander through this treasure of the Hampton Court Gardens, which was once Charles II's formal pleasure garden and is now a wild meadow.
Join us for some Christmas cheer in the chambers, galleries and gardens of Hampton Court Palace.
Explore the home of Henry VIII, his wives and children with an admission ticket to Hampton Court Palace.
A team of 42 gardeners and specialists look after the 60 acres of formal gardens and 750 acres of royal parkland at Hampton Court Palace.
Browse some of the highlights at Hampton Court Gardens.
Find out how Christmas was celebrated at Hampton Court Palace in this Key Stage 1 taught session.
Find out how Christmas was celebrated at Hampton Court Palace in this taught session for Key Stage 2 students.