Tudor sites in UK?

Old Jan 30th, 2009, 06:06 PM
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Tudor sites in UK?

I am watching a DVD course on the Tudors, plus reading Alison Weir's book "Wives of Henry VIII", so I'm wondering, what are the Tudor sites that still remain in the UK?

I am looking for sites that are directly related to the Tudor Monarchs or the important persons during that time, not just places there were built during that period.

I assume there are still plenty, but I can only come up with the ones below:

1) Tower of London
2) Hampton Court Palace
3) Windsor Castle
4) Westminster Abbey
5) Hever Castle - which I learned about this week in this thread:
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=35179063
6) Eltham Palace
7) Christ Church in Oxford

A bit of a stretch:
8) Sutton House in Hackney (built by Sir Ralph Sadleir who served Henry VIII)
9) Middle Temple Hall in London (if only I could figure out how to get inside for a peek!)

I'm sure I'm leaving out a lot, esp places outside of London, so please help me fill in the blanks.
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Old Jan 30th, 2009, 06:25 PM
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This website seems to have some interesting info on what you are looking for:

http://www.ukstudentlife.com/Britain...g/Medieval.htm

As does this website:

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/Tudors.htm

This book may also be of interest:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Heart-Englan.../dp/1892123657
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Is Mary, Queen of Scots too tangential? There's the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and IIRC she was crowned at Stirling.
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Hampton Court is a MUST esp now they have added re-enactment characters I was just there for Christmas and got to be in a photo with Henry and being
at Hampton it was a thrill even if
he dint look like Jonathan Ryes Myers.

I have been to Sudeley Castle which is located near Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England. It is where Katherine Parr died. It was a book on her that got me interested in all of this. I had done extensive reading on
her and this place and read it was suppose to be haunted started discussing it with a Guide who worked there and totally freaked her out as that was the first she heard
and she had to close the curtains at night in the room that I told her was haunted.

St James Park *my favorite park in the whole world has a Tudor connection:

the park came into being in 1532 when Henry the Eighth acquired an area of water meadow near Westminster as a royal chase

Henry's daughter Elizabeth the First also enjoyed the park, holding various celebrations and entertainments here
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Old Jan 30th, 2009, 07:20 PM
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A couple more:

St James's Palace in London
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page589.asp

Jewel Tower - the only remaining building of the Palace of Westminster

Can someone tell me more about Fulham Palace? Hard to tell how much Tudor-era buildings remain from its website.
http://www.fulhampalace.org/
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Old Jan 30th, 2009, 07:39 PM
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BTW, if you have been to a Tudor site that I haven't not mentioned, would you mind giving a little info instead of just mentioning a name?

I don't think any explanation is needed for Tower of London, HCP, Windsor Castle, or Westminster Abbey.

I'll say a few words about:
Eltham Palace - the Tudor great hall still exists, and merged with the modern house built by the Courtaulds. Definitely worth a visit.

Christ Church - originally named Cardnial College as it was started by Cardinal Wolsey, but renamed after Wolsey was ousted.

Sutton House - the oldest-existing house in East London. Several rooms still retain wood paneling dated back to the Tudor times. Other rooms were shown in Georgian and Victorian decor.
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Hatfield House - Elizabeth was staying there when she became queen. See wikipedia entry for more.
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Hi
The National Portrait Gallery has some magnificent Tudor paintings which might bring everything even more to life for you when you visit the various sites,
http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/ex...riod/tudor.php
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It's hard to think of Elizabeth I without thinking of William Cecil, first Lord Burghley - so how about Burghley House?

http://www.burghley.co.uk/t2_whatis.asp

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I don't know if any Tudor monarchs visited it, but Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire is a Tudor gem

http://www.manchester2002-uk.com/history/history5.html

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Knole, at Sevenoaks in Kent; it was seized by Henry VIII from the Archbishop of Canterbury,and given to Thomas Sackville by Elizabeth I, his cousin. It remains in that family I believe.
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One of my favourite places in London when I lived there I would visit Fulham Palace weekly,it was always on my cycle routehttp://www.fulhampalace.org/.
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Old Jan 31st, 2009, 01:22 AM
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Hardwick Hall:

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-hardwickhall

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bess_of_Hardwick
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Linlithgow Palace west of Edinburgh is where Mary, Queen of Scots was born. It's a ruin now but still interesting to visit. The fountain there was sometimes used for wine rather than water.
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Ooooooh, great thread! I must go to Hatfield House! I am reading "I, Elizabeth" now, and am mad for anything Tudor.
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Pembroke Castle. Where Harri Tudur (Henry VII) was born.
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Ludlow Castle.

Where Katherine of Aragon lived when she was married to Arthur, Henry's elder brother, and where he died.

Henry send Princess Mary to live there for several years when she was young.

http://www.ludlowcastle.com/Pages/history.aspx
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Old Jan 31st, 2009, 05:36 AM
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Great info!

crdtny - can you tell me more about Fulham Palace? How much is left of the Tudor era there?
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Thornbury Castle near Bristol is a luxury hotel with strong connections to Henry VIII - he stayed here with Anne Boleyn when they were on their grand tour. !0 days according to the website...

http://www.thornburycastle.co.uk/def...Page=history_2

There are several places in the Cotswolds with Tudor connections - Hailes Abbey, which Henry later had ransacked in the Dissolution, then he gave it to Katherine Parr. Sudeley Castle is another place visited by Henry and Anne.

Closer to London is Sutton Place, a former Getty residence. Built and owned by the family of Sir Francis Weston, later executed by Henry for his supposed adultery with Anne. She is supposed to have visited him here. There is a trilogy of books based on the history of Sutton Place, and its alleged curse, by Dinah Lampitt/Deryn Lake

http://www.derynlake.com/sutton.php

I'll post more if I think of any.
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No I know you would never consider a tour like this, yk, but there are quite a few references to other Tudor Monarch specific sites...

http://tinyurl.com/cgycl6

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