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Tells the compelling story of one of the finest palaces in Europe, situated on the banks of the River Thames south-west of London and a centre of court life in England from 1529 to 1737 Celebrates one of the most visited and intriguing architectural ensembles in Britain, including the palace's original sixteenth-century buildings of Henry VIII's reign to the late seventeenth-century Baroque additions by Sir Christopher Wren Includes full coverage of Hampton Court's famous and ever-popular formal gardens, a precious survival of gardening three hundred years ago Reveals the lifestyles of monarchs, mistresses and courtiers as well as life 'below stairs' In the same series as Merrell's highly popular official illustrated histories of the Tower of London and Kensington Palace
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS .. Introduction .. Life at Court .. Before the Palace .. Section One: The TUDOR PALACE .. Cardinal Wolsey's HAMPTON COURT 1514-29 .. Henry VIII's HAMPTON COURT PALACE 1529-47 .. The LATER TUDORS at HAMPTON COURT PALACE 1547-1603 .. Seventeenth-Century HAMPTON COURT PALACE 1603-89 .. Section Two: The BAROQUE PALACE .. William and Mary's HAMPTON COURT PALACE 1689-1702 .. Two Queens and Two Georges: Anne, Caroline 1702-60 .. 'By the Grace and Favour' of the Monarch 1760- .. Section Three: The PALACE in the Modern Age .. The Visitor's HAMPTON COURT PALACE 1838- .. Restoration and Conservation .. Further Reading .. Index

About the Author

Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces. She has published widely on England's architectural heritage. David Souden is Head of Access and Learning at Historic Royal Palaces and was previously an independent author and television producer.

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