20 Tudor walks through castles, ruins and stately homes

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    Hampton Court Palace, Surrey
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    Lacock Abbey, Lacock, Wiltshire
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    Montacute House, Somerset

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    Windsor Castle and Great Park, Berkshire
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    Hurst Castle on Hurst Spit, Hampshire
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    Coughton Court, Alcester, Warwickshire
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    Blickling Hall, Norfolk

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    Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe
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    Sherborne Castle, Dorset
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    Linlithgow Palace and St Michael's Church, West Lothian Scotland
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    Kentwell Hall, Suffolk
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Christopher Somerville

Published at 12:01AM, January 31 2015

Big fan of Wolf Hall? Why not follow in the footsteps of Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII on these historical walks

1. Hampton Court Palace, Surrey
Hampton Court Palace, with its many-arched windows and thickets of tall,
twisted chimneys, stands in full Tudor magnificence at the west end of its
park. Cardinal Wolsey built it from 1514 onwards. In 1528, fearful of losing
the favour of the king (he�d failed to gain Henry VIII a divorce from
Catherine of Aragon), Wolsey gave Hampton Court to the king. Henry ordered
the installation of lovers� knots entwining his initials and those of Anne
Boleyn; but before they could even be completed he�d executed poor Anne and
moved on to Jane Seymour.
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