Hampton Court (3): Tudor State Appartments

The highlight of the remaining Tudor State apartments is undoubtedly the Great Hall.

Tudor Great Hall
Tudor Great Hall
Tapestries like this would have covered the walls as decoration
Tapestries like this would have covered the walls as decoration
Wooden beam roof - Tudor Great hall
Wooden beam roof – Tudor Great hall
Musicians gallery
Musicians gallery
Stained Glass Window
Stained Glass Window

Next to the Great Hall is the waiting chamber , where people waited for the chance to be able to talk with the King.

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Ceiling of the waiting chamber
Ceiling of the waiting chamber

 

One of the famous tales of Hampton Court is of the Haunted Corridor. The Ghost is reputed to be that of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, who had been tried and found guilty of commiting adultry. As she was taken from the palace she broke free and ran down the corridor trying to reach the King’s appartments to plea for his mercy. Unfortunately, she was caught before she reached him and was taken away and executed.

Haunted Corridor
Haunted Corridor

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