Saturday, June 10, 2017



Try keep your head when you meet King Henry VIII and Gainsborough Old Hall on Sunday 11 June.
The King will be holding court, talking about his life – and his wives – and taking questions from his audience. Learn courtly etiquette, ask the King to settle a family dispute, and have your photograph taken with Tudor royalty.
Victoria Mason, site coordinator at Gainsborough Old Hall, said: "This is a very special chance to get to know the most famous King of England. We've got a long history with Henry VIII here at Gainsborough Old Hall, he visited this very spot in 1541, with his fifth wife, the young Katherine Howard.
"While they're here, visitors will also be able to visit the must-see exhibition of Tudor costumes, which were worn by A-listers such as Claire Foy and Damien Lewis in the BBC's critically acclaimed Wolf Hall."
Meet King Henry 11am – 4pm in the Great Hall. Entry included in the Gainsborough Old Hall entry fee.
Entry to Gainsborough Old Hall is £8.50 for adults, £6.70 for concessions, £4.22 for children aged 5-17. A family tickets for up to two adults and up to three children is available at £21.20. Under 5s go free
King Henry will return for a second visit on 18 August. More information about Gainsborough Old Hall's 2017 events is available at
Gainsborough Old Hall was built in the 1460s and is one of the country's best-preserved medieval manor houses.

N.F. ADDS: This should be a good day out for people from the Brigg area. Hence its inclusion on our Blog. In 1541, King Henry and one of his many Queens stayed at Kettleby Manor near our town.

1 comment:

Ken Harrison said...

In 1541, KH8 was married to Catherine Howard....she didn't last long, just over a year...1540-1541...she was alleged to have a bit of a naughty ding-dong with Culpepper and she was beheaded.