Win two tickets to Hever Castle and Gardens to see new permanent exhibition

The childhood home of Anne Boleyn has undergone a transformation to tell the story of the Tudors.

Guest-curated by renowned historian David Starkey, a permanent exhibition in Hever Castle’s Long Gallery depicts the entire saga from the Wars of the Roses to the Reformation through its art collection.

The Tudor period remains one of the most fascinating eras in English History. Through 18 paintings hung in dynastic order, the tale of the Tudors is told. Insight from historian and TV presenter, David Starkey, is provided in a multimedia device that delivers an essential guide to understanding the impact that just one family made on English history.

The Long Gallery, created in 1506 by Thomas Boleyn, has been transformed with new lighting, redecoration and paintings displayed in the style of the 16th century.

Visitors also have a chance to see items not previously on display, including a portrait of Elizabeth Woodville, the grandmother of Henry VIII.

The new permanent exhibition opens in October 2018.

As well as the new exhibition, the splendid rooms of the double-moated castle contain fine furniture, tapestries, antiques, an important collection of Tudor paintings and two prayer books inscribed and signed by Anne Boleyn herself.

The stunning award-winning gardens transformed by previous owner William Waldorf Astor include the Italian Garden with its 38-acre lake and the spectacular Loggia with its very own Trevi Fountain.

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