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Secrets of Henry VIII's Palace: Hampton Court
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Whether you have been, plan to go (a MUST before your trip) or daydream about going to Hampton Court, this dvd will give you lots of information and glorious images.
What I wouldn't give to go back, look up and see the handcarved "eavesdroppers" in the rafters! Maybe one day I will do just that.
Henry's troubled relationships with his wives, all of whom occupied Hampton Court, is lightly touched upon. For an hour-long production, this one contains far too little of substance. The potentials for a fine documentary on this subject would seem very large indeed. But without filmmaker access to at least some of the intricacies of the grand structures, they are not realized. The viewer is left with the impression that the entire program could have been filmed by a tourist who had rented a good video camera.
For an extremely fine presentation on a related subject, buy the 2012 BBC production, "The Queen's Palaces," in which the royal family gave filmmakers far greater access to several famous palaces. I've watched it multiple times, and I'll watch it again. It's utterly fascinating.
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I've always been fascinated with the architecture of larger homes and castles. This palace was originally built for Cardinal Wolsey, however, Henry VIII eventually ended up with... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dennis Brunty
I love anything about Tudor history and this video was extremely fascinating. I thought I had heard everything about Henry the VIII, but learned some new things.Published 17 months ago by Owen
wonderful historical dvd feel like I'm there loved to see it in person somedayPublished 19 months ago by mary jones
Well if your a nerd like me you will love this dvd. Great inside look at Hampton court. Neat facts.
Probably would be boring if you are not a fan of henry viii but still... Read more