Quest for an Heir
Jun 07, 2021
It's midsummer at Hampton Court and before the palace is opened to the public, the team of warders must hustle to unlock many of its rooms. But another tour is taking place behind locked doors as Historic Royal Palaces Chief Curator Tracy Borman hunts down the private chambers of Henry VIII's third wife, Jane Seymour, and finds the luxurious space where she gave birth to Henry's heir, Edward. Meanwhile, out in the stables, things are equally busy for head coachman Ed McDowell as he prepares his team of rare breed Shire horses for the day ahead.
Death of the Queen
Jun 14, 2021
It may be one of the hottest days of the year but that doesn't keep the swarm of tourists from lining up to visit Britain's popular, Hampton Court Palace. As the team of warders opens up some of the building's 1,300 rooms, gardener Graham Dillamore and his team give a "haircut" to the estate's world-famous, 300-year-old hedge maze. And back inside, we explore the creepiest part of Hampton Court--the Haunted Gallery--where people have reported seeing the ghost of Catherine Howard, who was executed after just two years of marriage to Henry VIII.