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Hampton Court Palace
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James Brittain
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HRP00793

The Great Hall roof. Detail showing the arms and cipher of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and one of the carved and painted heads, known as 'eavesdroppers'

The hammerbeam roof was designed by King Henry VIII's Master Carpenter, James Nedeham and originally would have been painted with blue, red and gold