NONSUCH GOLD AT BOURNE HALL
SATURDAY 18 JULY & SITE TOURS SUNDAY 19 JULY 2009


Nonsuch Palace

'Nonesuch ... which no equal hath in art or fame ...'

Five hundred years since Henry VIII became King, and fifty since Nonsuch Palace was uncovered, this special study day explores the wealth and power of Tudor palaces. The programme features Martin Biddle, excavator of Nonsuch, and will include a showing of recently re-discovered film footage of the 1959 dig.

Tickets: £15 for the study day only; £20 for the whole weekend including site visits. Available from the Friends of Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey KT17 1UF. Contact the Museum on 020 8394 1734; email JHarte@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Study Day Programme

Morning session

10.30am Royal splendour at the court of Henry VIII: Furnishing the royal palaces
             Maria Hayward (University of Southampton)

11.10am 'No lesse delectable' - Oatlands Palace and the emergence of the Tudor country house
             Rob Poulton (Surrey County Archaeological Unit)

11.50am Richmond: 'The mirror and pattern of all palaces of delight'
             Bob Cowie (Museum of London Archaeology)

12.30pm 'Every nook and corner of the palace': Tudor Archaeology at Hampton Court, 1885-2009
             Kent Rawlinson (Historic Royal Palaces)

1.10pm LUNCH

Afternoon session


2.00pm Diana, deer and daffodils: the landscape history of Nonsuch Park
             Jeremy Harte (Bourne Hall Museum)

2.40pm Nonsuch Mansion
             Gerald Smith (Friends of Nonsuch)

3.20pm TEA

3.50pm The excavation of Nonsuch Palace 1959
             A film by Geoffrey Walker (Epsom Cine & Video Society)

4.20pm Reconstructing Nonsuch
             Martin Biddle (Hertford College, Oxford)

5pm CLOSE