Hampton Court Palace…a palace beginning in 1514 for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, the chief minister of King Henry VIII.
Students experienced the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives and children in the world of the Tudor court. They were able to see Henry’s Great Hall and Tudor kitchens. Additionally, they discovered the baroque palace built for William III and Mary II. The day culminated with them exploring the Hampton Court Palace’s outdoor spaces and 60 acres of magnificent gardens.
In a brief reflection from student, Matthew, he shared…
“Even though the train ride was a bit farther than we were used to, the travel was worth it! The sites were amazing and I felt literally like royalty. I was so caught off guard when our guide said “this was meant to be more of a house than a castle!” Like what??! It also had a cute, small village that complimented the grounds. Great experience so far.”
We’ve completed 9 full and vibrant days in England. Here’s to week two!