14 May 1536 – One woman is falling and another is rising

| May 14, 2018

On this day in history, Sunday 14th May, twelve days after the arrest of Queen Anne Boleyn and the day before her trial for high treason, King Henry VIII sent Sir Nicholas Carew to collect Jane Seymour from Carew’s country home and to bring her to Chelsea. Jane had been sent away from court to […]

The Beasts of Hampton Court Palace

| October 15, 2009

If you’ve been to Hampton Court Palace, you will be familiar with the beasts of the Palace which are copies of those carved to celebrate Henry VIII’s marriage to Jane Seymour in 1536. These wonderful beasts were used in heraldry and the slideshow below is an illustrated presentation by Patrick Baty who acted as a […]