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Historic Royal Palaces Podcast

This podcast is a collection of recorded talks and lectures given by curators and experts at our palaces. It explores how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

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Oct 31, 2019

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII.   

In this talk Chris Gidlow from Historic Royal Palaces explores the Eltham Ordinances, the rules that existed to keep the Tudor court functioning and in order.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2017.

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