Wednesday, June 13, 2012

ENGLAND TRIP: Day 4:, Part 2 : Hampton Court Palace: Kings Apt

HAMPTON COURT'S GREAT HALL -  In Hampton Court Palace one of the most impressive rooms was the "Great Hall." It is also the entrance to Henry VIII’s and the Queen’s Tudor apartments (that don't exist anymore).  The great hall is 106 feet long, 40 feet wide and the ceiling is 60 feet high. Its the largest room in Hampton Court. It served as a communal dining room  as well as being the apartment entrance. Here's our picture of the hammer-beam roof designed by the king’s master carpenter. It is decorated with royal arms and badges and carved decorations. 
The horn room was once a servants’ waiting room. The original Tudor oak steps are still in place.
SOMEBODY'S WATCHING YOU - Well, in the room connected to the Great Hall, is the "great watching chamber" where people would sit and wait for the king to come out of his apartment. There are tapestries in there that are original and go from floor to ceiling!    Here are two videos - one in the great hall, the other in the watching chamber.  NEXT UP: Catherine Howard's Screaming Ghost


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