Royal Castles and Palaces in Surrey - Lecture Series

Monday, 20 April, 2009 - 20:30 to Tuesday, 21 April, 2009 - 01:00

A series of 5 lectures to be held at the Letherhead Institute Leatherhead on Monday evenings 20 April - 1 June 2009 (excl. bank holidays).

Did you know that there were more than 20 royal residences in the counties of Surrey and Middlesex?  This lecture series will cover five of the most important and interesting sites:

Guildford Castle is the earliest.  In the Middle Ages it was one of the very few castles referred to as a palace.

This year we celebrate the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's accession.  The other palaces to be covered : Hampton Court, Nonsuch (pictured right), Oatlands and Woking were four of his favourite residences, all in the Honor of Hampton Court.


Monday 20 April

'No lesse delectable' - Oatlands Palace and the emergence of the Tudor country house

Rob Poulton
Heritage Enterprise Manager
Surrey County Council

Monday 27 April

Guildford Castle: Scenes from Palace Life

Matthew Alexander
Local History Curator
Guildford Museum
Monday 11 May

Diana, Deer and Daffodils: The Royal Landscape of Nonsuch Park

Jeremy Harte
Bourne Hall Museum, Ewell

Monday 18 May

Hampton Court: Henry VIll's palace in Henry VIll's 500th anniversary year

Lucy Worsley
Chief Curator
Historic Royal Palaces

Monday 1 June

Six hundred years beside the Wey - the Royal Manor and Palace of Woking

Richard Savage
Chairman of the Friends of Woking Palace and
of the Society's Medieval Studies Forum


Tickets : £6 for each lecture or £26 for the series of five, may be ordered in advance using the attached booking form.

Each lecture begins at 7:30pm for 8:00pm on Monday evenings in the Abraham Dixon Hall in the Letherhead Institute.  Tea and coffee will be available before each lecture.

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