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Hampton Court Palace, Richmond Upon Thames, Greater London

Aerofilms Ltd1948-04-07

Historic England

Historic England
London, United Kingdom

Thomas Wolsey, one of England's richest and powerful men, acquired Hampton Court in 1514. It became one of the country's greatest houses and was soon taken by Henry VIII as a royal palace. This photograph shows the south and east fronts - great ranges designed by Sir Christopher Wren for King William III and Queen Mary II, and begun in 1689. The palace stopped being a used as a royal residence in 1737 after which it was divided into apartments for the widows and children of those who had given service to Crown and country.
Historic England Archive EAW014181.

Details

  • Title: Hampton Court Palace, Richmond Upon Thames, Greater London
  • Creator: Aerofilms Ltd
  • Date Created: 1948-04-07
  • Rights: Copyright Historic England Archive

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