King Henry VIII acquired the palace from his disgraced Lord Chancellor, enlarging and embellishing it to suit his needs and making it the largest Royal Palace in Europe. In the following century King Charles I assembled a superb art collection here, but in 1698 fire destroyed most of the principal buildings along with many fine artworks. This talk tells about Henry VIII’s passion for Anne Boleyn, James I’s introduction to the Gods and Charles I’s final minutes on the scaffold.
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Andrew
Andrew Warde has more than 40 years experience as a London Blue Badge guide, with additional guide qualifications for the City of London and for Windsor & Eton. He presents illustrated talks and walks in and around London, telling all about historic buildings, curious survivals from times past, or special areas of London life and the Thames riverside. These talks reveal fascinating aspects of London’s past and the people who lived there.
Preparing for the Event
For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).
We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!