Tudors, Stuarts & Greenwich fact files

Greenwich Hospital from the North Bank of the Thames, Canaletto, 1752 (detail)
How did Queen Mary and King William come to the throne? What site was chosen for the Hospital? What were the aims of the Greenwich Hospital...
Greenwich from the Park and the Tudor Palace (detail)
Conveniently situated beside the River Thames, Greenwich was extremely popular with the Tudor royal family
Inigo Jones
The Queens House was built for Queen Anne in 1616. Unfortunately she died before it was completed and so it was given to Queen Henrietta...
James, Duke of York
Greenwich was very popular amongst royalty as it was away from the smell of London and was easily accessible by the Thames.
What did courtiers wear at the Stuart court? Who wore make-up? What was the fashionable make-up of the time? And more...
Very little was known of hygiene in the 17th Century and this brought about the development of the four humours. This led to bleeding by...
Music and especially masques were very important in the Royal Court. Many were held during James I and Charles I times which involved...
Andrea Palladio was one of Italy's greatest and most imitated architects. He believed that a building and its decoration should be...