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Historic Royal Palaces Series
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UK £12.95
Paperback with flaps
128 pages
180 colour illustrations
28.5 x 23 cm (11.25 x 9.25 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4282-7
Not available in North America
Hampton Court Palace
The Official Illustrated History

Lucy Worsley and David Souden

Situated beside the River Thames south-west of London, Hampton Court Palace was a centre of court life in England from 1529 to 1737 and remains one of the finest palaces in Europe. The Official Illustrated History celebrates this intriguing architectural ensemble, including the palace's original sixteenth-century building of Henry VIII's reign. It features full coverage of the famous formal gardens and also reveals the lifestyles of monarchs, mistresses and courtiers.


Includes full coverage of Hampton Court’s famous and everpopular formal gardens, a precious survival of gardening 300 years ago
In the same series as Merrell’s highly popular official illustrated histories of the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace

Published in association with Historic Royal Palaces

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Author Profiles

David Souden is a consultant in cultural heritage, history and learning. Between 2003 and 2013 he was Head of Access and Learning at Historic Royal Palaces, following an independent career in TV production, writing and history.

Lucy Worsley is joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces. She is the author of several books, including If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home (2011) and A Very British Murder (2013). She has presented numerous TV programmes about palace life and other history topics for the BBC. 

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