Tudor Memories: 500 Years of Commemoration at Hampton Court Palace
From Jeff Layne
Faculty, History Department,
Dr. Jason Nice explores the curious representations of the Tudors as they have evolved over the centuries. The depiction of Henry VIII and his many wives especially has evolved in interesting ways in the five centuries since they lived in Hampton Court Palace. Dr. Nice provides his audience with a better understanding of how and why different generations of Britons, and Americans, have embraced or rejected commemorations of the Tudors. He also discusses how Hampton Court Palace gradually transformed from a royal residence into a site of memory after the reign of Henry VIII. The Palace was visited by 563,407 people in 2013.
Recorded: March 26, 2014