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Christmas at Hampton Court
"<" back one image Christmas at Hampton Court 
 Hampton Court is best known as being the palace of King Henry V111,
but started out in 1236 as a Grange for the Knights Hospitallers of St John
Jerusalem. In 1514, Cardinal Wolsey, close friend and chief minister to Henry,
developed the site into a bishop’s palace, adding new chambers for his own
use, as well as the royal family. Henry continued the building work and by
1540 he’d built tennis courts, bowling alleys, a hunting park and a chapel. The
kitchens are beautifully preserved and are used regularly for events. In 1689 King William and Queen Mary commissioned Christopher Wren to rebuild Hampton Court. Several ghosts are thought to roam the corridors, including that of Catherine Howard, who is said to be heard in the Haunted Gallery. 
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Hampton Court is best known as being the palace of

King Henry V111,
but started out in 1236 as a Grange for the Knights Hospitallers of St John
Jerusalem. In 1514, Cardinal Wolsey, close friend and chief minister to Henry,
developed the site into a bishop’s palace, adding new chambers for his own
use, as well as the royal family. Henry continued the building work and by
1540 he’d built tennis courts, bowling alleys, a hunting park and a chapel. The
kitchens are beautifully preserved and are used regularly for events. In 1689 King William and Queen Mary commissioned Christopher Wren to rebuild Hampton Court. Several ghosts are thought to roam the corridors, including that of Catherine Howard, who is said to be heard in the Haunted Gallery.