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Henry VIII’s Lost Palaces: Bridewell Palace

Henry VIII’s main London residence from 1523 to 1530 served as a backdrop for some of the drama of the King’s Great Matter: Henry’s attempt to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, so that he could marry Anne Boleyn.

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Journey to the site of Henry VIII’s most spectacular building project, a palace that was intended to rival to great Chateau de Chambord in France.

Henry VIII’s Lost Palaces: Esher Place

Only the gatehouse of the once lavish Esher Place remains, but step back in time to imagine the palace in its prime. It was a house of exile for Cardinal Wolsey and a place of mourning for Henry VIII, before serving as a private residence for the remainder of the sixteenth century. It even witnessed an early seventeenth century exorcism.

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Former home of notorious black magician, Aleister Crowley, the “wickedest man in the world”.