Tudor Homes Created by Debbie Potter Round Diamond School
In the Tudor period people would have lived in timber framed houses. The size and quality of the building would have depended on the wealth of the family.
Wood was plentiful and most houses and furniture were wooden. Once the frame was erected, the gaps were filled with wattle and daub (twigs covered in a mud and dung plaster.) Oak was the most used wood as it took much longer to rot. The wooden beams were joined using pegs and each wall was pulled into place by teams of men with ropes. The roof would have been thatched with straw.
The amount of furniture you had depended on your wealth. Poor families would have had a straw mattress to sleep on and a pot to cook their meals in. Rich families would have had stools, a table, an armchair and the very lucky a bed to sleep in.
Think about the types of family who would have lived in each of these houses.
Who would have lived in a house like this....?
Henry VIII ruled England from 1509 to 1547. As a member of royalty he wouldn’t have lived in a timber framed house. The King would have spent huge amounts of money on extraordinary palaces.
Hampton Court was an amazing palace built for Thomas Wolsey who was the Cardinal to Henry VIII.
How did Henry come to own Hampton Court? Thomas Wolsey owned Hampton Court Palace So in 1524 Wolsey gave Hampton court to the King as a present. Wolsey was worried that his home might be to grand therefore insulting the King. Ouch! Wolsey was terrified that he might lose his head.
Hampton Court was lavishly designed and was used for entertaining rich ambassadors and royalty. Take a step back in history to look around this amazing Palace.
Gateway Anne Boleyn's
Anne Boleyn was Henry’s second wife. Ouch! Unfortunately she passed under the gate for the last time…. To have her head chopped off at the Tower of London
Queen Anne's Drawing Room This room was beautifully decorated with portraits hanging from the walls.
King's Guard Room In this room the walls drip with guns, swords and armour. Up to 3,000 pieces hang from these walls.
Queen Anne’s bedroom can be found with lavish decorations and beautiful oil paintings hanging from the walls. Queen Anne's Bedroom
That’s it for the tour but if you still want to know more about Tudor houses or Hampton Court Palace, try the links below. HamptonCourt Pictures TheTudors