ARCHITECT, English
(active 1530s in London)

Interior view

1532-35
Photo
Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames

Between 1532 and 1535 Henry added the Great Hall with a carved hammer-beam roof (the last medieval great hall built for the English monarchy) to Hampton Court Palace. During Tudor times, this was the most important room of the palace; here, the King would dine in state seated at a table upon a raised dais. The hall took five years to complete; so impatient was the King for completion that the masons were compelled to work throughout the night by candlelight.

The photo shows the Great Hall.




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