1. Henry VIII’s Palace
Originally designed by, and for, Thomas Wolsey, the court soon came under the possession of Henry VIII and became his private abode by the 1530s. The palace served as his personal ‘pleasure palace’ and also his private quarters, along with his many queens. The King resided at Hampton and executed his monarchical duties from within its courts. Invitees were often men and women of import, who resided in 30 something rooms assigned to visitors, each more magnificent than the last.