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Henry VIII’s kitchens at Hampton Court

Henry VIII's food factory, preparing up to 1,000 meals a day

The Rubens ceiling

The crowning glory of the Banqueting House

Lady Jane Grey

Known as the ‘Nine Day Queen’, Lady Jane had the shortest reign in British history

The gardens at Hampton Court Palace

A brief history of the famous royal gardens

The execution of Charles I

Tried and sentenced to death for high treason

The Whitehall fire of 1698

The terrible fire that destroyed one of Europe’s finest palaces

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The Jewish History of the Medieval Tower of London

World-famous as a royal fortress and prison, the Tower of London is also one of the most substantial standing remains of medieval England’s Jewish history. From the mid-twelfth century to the expulsion of the Anglo-Jewry in 1290, the Tower was both a place of imprisonment and of refuge for hundreds of Jews.

Yeoman Warder uniforms to change ahead of Coronation of King Charles III

Press release for change to Yeoman Warder uniforms at the Tower of London.

Coronation benches inspired by schoolchildren’s hopes for the future take centre stage at the Tower of London

Press release for Coronation benches which have been designed by schoolchildren and installed at the Tower of London.

Three new ‘Beefeaters’ to bear the cypher of King Charles III as they join the ranks at the Tower of London

Press release for three new ‘Beefeaters’ to bear the cypher of King Charles III as they join the ranks at the Tower of London.