This special issue of Tudor Places magazine features in-depth articles on ten of the palaces which Henry VIII built or acquired. The great halls of Eltham and Hatfield remain, providing a taste of the former size and splendour of those palaces, but of the others there are only tantalising hints; in gatehouses, sections of walls, remnants of cellars and street names, in foundations and traces of masonry, and in paintings, sketches, letters, accounts and ambassadors’ reports.
Each article includes information on the site, layout and decoration of the palace, and the momentous events that occurred there. We explore what of the palace can still be seen on site, or elsewhere, and how to visit, along with a list of books and articles for further reading.
The ten palaces featured in this special issue are: Eltham Palace, Richmond Palace, Greenwich Palace, Bridewell Palace, Hatfield Old Palaces, Suffolk Place, Whitehall Palace, Chelsea Manor, Oatlands Palace and Nonsuch Palace.
The articles on these palaces were each published previously in regular issues of Tudor Places magazine.