Tudor Window - Greenwich, London, UK
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N 51° 28.978 W 000° 00.525
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Quick Description: Discover Greenwich is a permanent exhibition in the south eastern part of the Old Royal Naval College grounds. This Tudor Window is one of the exhibits on show.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/15/2012 11:44:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMDQMY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
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Long Description:
The remains of Henry’s VIII palace lie just a few feet below the Old Royal Naval College site. More than 30 objects excavated on site are on display in the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre.

The Tudor Window is made from discovered material and the exhibit plaque reads:
"This window has been rebuilt from Tudor stonework excavated on the site of the Tudor palace. The stones probably come from several similar windows, but they have been carefully reassembled into a typical two-light window of about 1530.

The stained glass shows two coats of arms. On the right, the royal arms of Henry VIII show the Tudor crown at the top with the alternating white and red roses of York and Lancaster. The rose beneath the crown is half white and half red. The arms of Anne Boleyn, on the left, are among the most complex ever devised and reflect the King's desire to enhance the status of his new wife. The design incorporates the arms of several English and French noble families, and a motif of interlocking initials, H and A.

The arrival at Greenwich Palace of Anne Boleyn as queen in 1533 led to all the Palace windows being re-glazed, as her arms and badges replaced those of Catherine of Aragon. Sadly, they did not last long: only three years later the King's master glazier was replacing Anne's arms and badges with those of the new queen, Jane Seymour."
Type of building where window is located: Museum

Discover Greenwich
ORNC Romney Road, Greenwich
London, United Kingdom

Admission Charge: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Days of Operation: Monday to Sunday

Hours of Operation: From: 10:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

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