I have been watching the wonderful adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall on tv recently, and reading her novel Bring up the Bodies. It seems that I just cannot get enough of the Tudors at the moment. I always was a bit of a history geek! I realised that despite living only an hour away from Henry VIII’s wonderful palace, Hampton Court, I had never visited…so we did!
The number of chimneys, and the variety of designs, was amazing
Mia’s favourite part was the dressing up! There were velvet capes, in lovely jewel colours, available to borrow and wear around the palace. Seeing people wandering through the corridors in their capes really gave a feel of what the place would have been like as a royal court.
The gardens at Hampton Court are stunning too, and worth a visit in their own right. I am putting together a separate post on the gardens…I saw my first snowdrops and daffodils of the season!