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    Posted 8 years ago

    vetraio50
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    As the Millers entered the main gates on the western side of Hampton Court Palace they would have walked into a large square courtyard these days called "Base Court".

    Hampton Court Palace has three courtyards. The first is Base Court. Base Court contained forty-four rooms around the courtyard. These rooms were intended by Cardinal Wolsey to be used by lesser guests of the Palace. More important guests would be housed within the next section of the Palace that you can see beyond the gatehouse in this photograph.

    The gateway you see at the end of the path to the east end of the Base Court is known as Anne Boleyn's Gate.

    The gatehouse and rooms around the clock were the sumptuous chambers planned for Anne Boleyn. Anne Boleyn didn’t want to use Katharine of Aragon’s old rooms (directly opposite) so they were being renovated for her. The work was still underway on the apartments above that gate on the day the King had her executed.

    The main architectural features of Anne Boleyn's Gate are the angle turrets and panels of the royal arms over the archways. On either side are two large terra-cotta roundels with portraits of Roman Emperors, of which there were originally ten in the palace, made for Wolsey by Giovanni Maiano in 1521. There's Tiberius, Titus, an Otho and a Nero .... all very Italianate and popular at the time: the beginnings of the English Renaissance. All thanks to Cardinal Wolsey!

    Henry VIII held fabulous parties in the Hampton Palace: "faicte bonne chere quy vouldra! "

    These days the Base Court is used as space for 'pop-up' parties!

    In summer the Base Court becomes an amphitheatre for musical events. In June 2014 the Hampton Court Palace Festival has a series of events. The artists include: Jools Holland, Dionne Warwick, the Royal Philharmonic and Fireworks, Van Morrison, Jamie Cullum, Rick Astley & Jason Donovan, Opera on a Midsummer Night, George Benson and the Beach Boys.

    Tudor ghosts beware! A Midsummer Night's Dream?

    In winter the Base Court is converted these days as in ice rink! Imagine floating around these surroundings by night. Ice Palace by Night!

    CARD 12532.
    Publisher - G&P Ltd 'The Wellington Series' - Photo by Gale & Polden.

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks BLUNDERBUSS2!
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 years ago
      Love the stories you tell along with these great cards, Thanks for sharing
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks KERRY10456!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      I would love to live there!!!! such a stunning place and history!!!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Hi SEAN! Agreed, but not if it meant your head like Anne Boleyn!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      Your very welcome Kevin :) LOL !!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks ELISABETHAN!
    9. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      For some reason I feel sorry for Anne! I must study why! Maybe she was unfaithful? But still!?
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks KAREN, INKY, DON 'n MIKELV!
    11. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 8 years ago
      My fav palace, well British one..xx great card
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks ANNELANDERS!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks GARY ' n ANTIQUES IN NJ!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks PHIL'n TOM!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks POPS52 'n FORTAPACHE!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUES IN NJ!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks GARY!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks GARGOYLECOLLECTOR!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks PETEY!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks BRUNSWICK .... hope to see it here soon on CW. The Caesars are a personal favourite too .... Latin was one of my better subjects at school.
    21. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Must say Vetraio your collection of these is outstanding and so well posted. Are they hard to come by.
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks CAPERKID !

      This group of cards was all in one collection I bought. The other group was in a large album of cards too. I was lucky to get two collections of cards .... different from collecting single cards on their own. Collections have a different significance .... you get to know the original collector more than you do from collecting a singe card.
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS & KMYOFKY !!!!!!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS & AURA too !!!!!

      Thpmas this was the site where James convened the Conference of 1604:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampton_Court_Conference

      It was response to the Millenary Petition.
      Their demands make interesting reading to someone like me brought up a Catholic:
      The Puritans rejected the following ceremonies:
      The signing of the cross during baptism
      Confirmation
      The administration of baptism by lay people (It was common in some areas that mid-wives would baptize children.)
      Use of the ring in marriage
      Bowing at the name of Jesus
      The requirement of the surplice and cap
      Men given multiple ecclesiastical positions, and receiving pay for each
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD .*.*.*.

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