Welcome to RoyalPalaces.com

Welcome to RoyalPalaces.com my encyclopedia of British Royal Palaces and royal builders. We know of around 150 places in Britain that were royal houses at one time or another from the Saxons to the present day. The website is launching with the first 50 entries. Another 50 will follow in January 2019 and the remainder in May 2019.

I have made royal residences my life’s study and have written more than 12 books and scores of articles on the subject. Many people have no idea that they live near a royal site and I hope RoyalPalaces.com will inspire people to discover places they have never explored before.

Please follow me on Twitter, buy my books and share RoyalPalaces.com with your friends and family.

Thank you, and please enjoy my website!

Simon Thurley

I have made royal residences my life’s study and have written more than 12 books and scores of articles on the subject. Many people have no idea that they live near a royal site and I hope RoyalPalaces.com will inspire people to discover places they have never explored before.

Please follow me on Twitter, buy my books and share RoyalPalaces.com with your friends and family.

Thank you, and please enjoy my website!

Simon Thurley

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Simon Thurley picks through architectural digs, examines financial accounts, plans and drawings to reconstruct the great Tudor houses and understand how they shaped their lives. Buy a signed copy of the hardback now from our ebay store for the special price of £25.

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