Hampton Court (3): Tudor State Appartments

Posted: November 19, 2016 in History, London, Medieval History, UK
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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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