The flamboyant Henry VIII is most associated with this majestic palace,
which he extended and developed in grand style after acquiring it from
Cardinal Wolsey in the 1520s.
He lavished money on fabulous tapestries
and paintings, housed and fed a huge court and pursued a succession of
wives, political power and domination over Rome.
The Tudor buildings
which remain are among the most important in existence, but the elegance
and romance of the palace owes much to the elegant baroque buildings
commissioned by William and Mary at the end of the 17th century.
palace is surrounded by formal gardens and acres of parkland with a deer
that are descendants of the herd once hunted by the Tudor king.
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