Historic Royal Palaces
01/20/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
A series of cold, crisp winter days have resulted in some beautiful photos of the palaces this week. Thanks to all who shared their best snaps with us! Here's our pick of the bunch.

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01/18/2017 at 10:26. Facebook
Today in 1486: Henry VII marries Elizabeth of York, bringing to an end the 'Wars of the Roses’.

Henry Tudor spent the first years of his reign securing his position as King and his marriage to Elizabeth unified the warring Houses of York and Lancaster. However he did face a number of revolts, most notably from the pretenders Perkin Warbeck and Lambert Simnel. On his death in 1509, the throne...
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01/15/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Today in 1559: Elizabeth I was crowned Queen.

Beneath the public euphoria surrounding Elizabeth's accession to the throne, lay deep-seated prejudice against female rulers that had existed for centuries. Elizabeth set out to confound such beliefs, stamping her authority on all aspects of her court and government. Her reign, the longest of all the Tudors, came to be viewed as the 'Golden Age'....
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Historic Royal Palaces
01/13/2017 at 10:03. Facebook
Happy Friday! A big thank you to everyone who shared their lovely photos of the palaces with us this week. Here are a few of our favourites. Don't forget to share your best palace snaps with us below!
Today in 1536: Katherine of Aragon dies

The daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, Katherine was betrothed to Henry VII’s eldest son Arthur at age three. However, following Prince Arthur’s death shortly after they were wed, Katherine married his younger brother Henry. The couple were to remain married for almost 24 years, Henry VIII’s longest marriage.

Katherine gave birth to...
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We're kicking off the new year with our first set of Photos of the Week for 2017. Thanks to all who shared their beautiful photos with us! Don't forget to post your best palace snaps below for your chance to be featured in next week's selection.
Have you ever wondered how the tapestries in the palaces are hung? Watch this short video for a glimpse of our Conservation team rehanging the tapestries in the Great Hall of Hampton Court Palace.
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In the second part of our Tudor Christmas Cookalong at Hampton Court Palace, join food historian Robin as he demonstrates how to make Cormarye - a late 15th century dish made up of pork, wine and spices. Enjoy!

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We're rounding off our Historic Christmas Recipe series with a much-loved classic - trifle. This 19th century recipe features cream, sherry and sponge cake for an irresistible end to your Christmas meal. We hope you've enjoyed the series and have been inspired to try some of the recipes at home. Merry Christmas!
"Gardeners don't hibernate in winter", explains Terry Gough, Head of Gardens and Estates at Hampton Court Palace. In fact, without the work that takes place over the winter, the spring displays wouldn't exist. Discover more in our video.

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"Oh, bring us some figgy pudding!" Well, some 14th century Fygeye in this case. Our Historic Christmas Recipe series continues with a figgy pudding of the medieval variety. Tried the recipe for yourself? Share your photos of your culinary efforts below!
The mince pie, but not as you know it. Up next in our Historic Christmas Recipe series we have a 17th century version of this much loved Christmas treat. Enjoy!
Have you ever wondered what kings and queens would eat on Christmas? Head of Collections, Sebastian Edwards, has the answer.

Looking at entries from the handwritten ledger of Mr William Daniel, the clerk at Kensington Palace gives us a glimpse of a royal celebration in 1737.

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The results are in! You have chosen this beautiful photograph of the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace by @francine_marie as our Photo of the Year! Thanks to everyone who voted, and don't forget to share your best palace snaps with us using #PalacePhoto!
Welcome to the first part of our Tudor Christmas Cookalong at Hampton Court Palace! Follow our food historian Robin as he guides you through how to make Sauge - a truly Tudor way to finish up those Christmas dinner leftovers.

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Our Historic Christmas Recipe video series continues with a 14th century take on pigs in blankets. Don't forget to share photos of your culinary efforts below!
Next up in our series of Historic Christmas Recipe videos, we have Beef y-Stywyd from the mid-15th century. This recipe combines an array of herbs and spices, beef and onions to make a hearty Tudor stew guaranteed to warm you up this winter!
It's that time again! Thanks to all who shared their beautiful palace photos with us this week. Here are a few of our favourites.

Don't forget, we're asking you to vote for our Photo of the Year! Take a look at the shortlist and cast your vote on our blog: [ Bit.ly Link ]