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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: Brooke House

Brooke House has one of the saddest stories of any of Henry VIII’s lost palaces, since it was only demolished in the 1950s. Now nothing remains of the palace in which Henry VIII was reconciled to his eldest daughter, Princess Mary.

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The Brandon Estate

A showpiece council estate of the London County Council opened in 1960, famous its 18-storey point blocks and a Henry Moore sculpture.