May 3, 2015 My new home…
Hampton Court. Remember I said that I am huge royal history fan? Well, the court of Henry VIII is a historian’s dream! Today, we visited his most famous residence and had a spectacular day!
Hampton Court is multiple palaces in one – the original (a grand home originally built by Cardinal Woolsey in celebration and a showcase of the wealth gained by his favor with the Tudor court) is a gorgeous example of 15th century architecture!
The “newer” portions of the palace, added on throughout the 17th & 18th centuries, showcase the emerging style of the times with echos of Versailles.
We had WAY too much fun at Hampton Court – we explored the whole palace and the expansive grounds including the hedge maze. I cannot wait to go back!
Here is a photo diary of our day!