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.
David Souden is Head of Access and Learning at Historic Royal Palaces and a former Research Fellow in History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London.
Includes full coverage of Hampton Courtís famous and everpopular formal gardens, a precious survival of gardening 300 years ago
In the same series as Merrellís highly popular official illustrated histories of the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace
180 colour illustrations