Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Question from Nikki - Henry VIII events in October

other than the british library exhibition shown on the blog page, does anyone know of any other exhibits that will be celebrating henry's 500th? i'm sure there's going to be a bunch.

i'm just going to miss the british library exhibit, i get to go over in october. i am NOT happy about that! haha hopefully i can find something else to see in october.


Anonymous said...

There's going to be an exhibit in the White Tower at the Tower of London called "Dressed To Kill." They haven't publicized it too much yet, so I don't know what they will have. It opens in April and runs through October, 2009. Dressed to Kill exhibit

Anonymous said...

Nikki, I lifted this from The Royal Collection site

The Drawings Gallery, Windsor Castle

Henry VIII: A 500th Anniversary Exhibition
8 April 2009 – 18 April 2010

"To mark the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne, some of the most important and beautiful treasures to survive from the king’s reign will be brought together from the Royal Collection and the St George’s Chapel archives. Windsor Castle played host to Henry VIII and his court on many occasions, and the monarch is buried in St George’s Chapel with his third wife Jane Seymour. Through paintings, drawings, miniatures, prints, books and manuscripts, the exhibition will explore the life of a king who had a profound impact on British history and whose fascinating story continues to generate widespread interest today."

Advance tickets and information: 020 7766 7304

Anonymous said...

Nikki - you could always go the whole hog while you are over here and have an overnight at this place! Not sure about the oldest Tudor gardens, but it does look rather nice.

THORNBURY CASTLE (Gloucestershire)
"Enjoy regal dreams in the Duke's Bedchamber where King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn slept, or favour the Gloucester Bedchamber and wake up to a view of the oldest Tudor gardens in England - the Privy Garden and Goodly Gardens. There are 26 bedchambers and all are fabulously atmospheric, most with four poster or coronet beds, stone walls, tapestries, roaring fires, ornate carved ceilings and views to historic parkland and the River Severn beyond."

kb said...

Hampton Court Palace will also have events throughout the year

Anonymous said...

Thornbury Castle is a lovely place to stay (I come from a nearby village and worked there one summer and love the place), although it is very pricy! Berkeley Castle, which is nearby, is also connected to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn (along with Elizabeth I). Sudeley Castle is about 45mins to 1 hour away and is definitely worth the trip.