Eltham Palace, Greenwich: King Henry VIII’s boyhood home

Eltham Palace, Greenwich: King Henry VIII’s boyhood home

English country houses are renowned for their eccentricities. Oil paintings of ancestors with eyes that seem to follow your every move; secret tunnels hidden behind bookcases or under sturdy oak floors; strange things that go bump in the night. Few, however, hold a candle to Eltham Palace, an extraordinary former royal residence in London’s historic borough of Greenwich that makes Downton Abbey look like an Airbnb. The story of how King Henry VIII’s boyhood home was transformed from a medieval mansion into a masterpiece of art deco design and 1930s cutting-edge technology…

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