Friday, 17 May 2013

Prince Edward's Lodgings

The rooms made for Prince Edward are some of the only parts that survived as it was when the long-longed for heir occupied the rooms; but sadly it was badly tarnished by a fire and now nothing remains of the original décor. It was completed in 1537 when Henry VIII decided to make entirely new rooms for Prince Edward; the rooms closed the Chapel Courtyard which had hitherto been opened. It was here that Edward would spent his early childhood surrounded by countless servants making sure that the precious heir would never be in want of anything. He had been christened in the chapel of Hampton Court Palace and  his chambers were never far from the chapel.

Façade of Prince Edward's lodgings 

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