Tudors

Sudeley knot garden. Credit: Tudor Times

Tudor gardens: everything you ever wanted to know

Melita Thomas of Tudor Times shares some insight into the gardening techniques of King Henry VIII and his royal household. In the Tudor age gardens served a variety of purposes. First and foremost, they were...
The Great Hall, Hampton Court Palace. Credit: Tony Murray Photography

Inside Wolf Hall’s Hampton Court Palace

To mark its 500th birthday, Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of Hampton Court Palace, reveals some of the hidden histories of King Henry VIII's favourite home. Anyone who’s watched the BBC’s Wolf Hall (screening on Masterpiece/PBS...

Divorced, beheaded, survived… the wives of Henry VIII

Born the second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, handsome Prince Henry was not expected to become king. Yet he went on to become one of England’s most memorable monarchs – but...

Review: Great Fosters hotel

Step back in time with a stay at the magnificent Great Fosters hotel, just 10 miles from Heathrow, and enjoy a country house ambiance in lovely grounds. Built as a royal hunting lodge in 1550...
Tudor Dog

Lost tudor dog returns after 465 years

A MONGREL DOG who sailed aboard Henry VIII's ill-fated Mary Rose has returned home to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard after an incredible 465 years away.   The painstakingly preserved and reconstructed skeleton of the Tudor ship’s dog...
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