Thursday, 16 May 2013

The Royal Pew

Cardinal Wolsey constructed the Royal Pew in the mid 1520's. At the back of the royal chapel a balcony marks a royal pew which was divided into two sections: one for Henry VIII and one for the Queen - whoever that might be at the time. It was from this location that the monarchs would attend religious services; Henry VIII sat here while Katherine Howard ran screaming down the Haunted Gallery, but the King was not moved by her shrieks.

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