“Of all losses, time is the most irrecuperable for it can never be redeemed.” (Henry VIII of England)
Hampton Court Palace is celebrating its 500th anniversary during 2015 and thousands of visitors have the chance to join in the celebrations throughout the year. Special performances, haunted sleep-overs and free flowing wine are just some of the ways we can become immersed in these extraordinary centuries of history.
I spent a blue-sky day roaming the palace and its grounds; walking from the Tudor era to the 17th century and into the more recent stories of the palace’s Georgian residents and first Victorian tourists. I enjoy travelling back in time almost as much as travelling to other destinations and this was no exception. Here are just some snippets of Hampton Court’s 500-year journey: