Gentle Reader, When I published the post about Patrick Baty’s article, The Paint Detective, Jane Austen’s World contributor, Tony Grant, did a double take. He had visited Hampton Court and taken note of the gates that Patrick’s firm had analyzed and that were subsequently repainted. Tony wrote:
“I thought I was seeing things in your recent article, Vic, on Jane Austen’s World. Well I was. I was looking at some of the gates on the river side of Hampton Court. Hampton Court is four miles from us. Whenever friends or family come to stay. if the weather is fine, we often have a walk around Hampton Court. For those who have never seen it, it WOWS!!! them big time.
These pictures are when an old school friend of mine, Clive, was over with his family from Hamilton Ontario. These pictures were taken in 2005.”
From these images, you can see that Hampton Court is indeed a “living Tudor world.”