NONSUCH GOLD AT BOURNE HALL
SATURDAY 18 JULY & SITE TOURS SUNDAY 19 JULY 2009
'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
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)
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)
3.50pm The excavation of Nonsuch Palace 1959
A film by Geoffrey Walker (Epsom Cine & Video Society)
4.20pm Reconstructing Nonsuch
Martin Biddle (Hertford College, Oxford)