Henry II’s 12th century court brought back to life at Dover Castle

Published on July 31st, 2009 | by Admin


The rooms of Dover Castle have just been renovated and refurbished in a $4 million project to resemble how they would have done in Henry’s day. I really wish I could go see this exhibit.

The scheme involved two years of research by English Heritage, and some 140 artists and craftsmen who spent thousands of hours designing and making 80 pieces of furniture, 21 oak doors, 140 metres of wall hangings, dozens of embroidered textiles, 47 cushions and more than 1,000 objects.

Light projections of moving figures, costumed re-enactors and audio-visual technology will add to the sense of stepping back in time to the medieval court, English Heritage said.

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One Response to Henry II’s 12th century court brought back to life at Dover Castle

  1. slayergrrl says:

    This was FANTASTIC !!! I would love to go there! The pictures on the original article’s site are just amazing!

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