King Henry VIII’s honeymoon pad hits the market

King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Thornbury Castle

The 15th-century English castle that served as a romantic honeymoon getaway for the bad-boy of the British monarchy King Henry VIII and his doomed second wife Anne Boleyn has hit the market asking £8.5 million ($10.3 million).

Thornbury Castle was originally built for Edward Stafford, the Duke of Buckingham, the Daily Mail reports. But when the duke found himself on bad terms with the rotund King, he was arrested, executed and Henry claimed the property for himself.

Located in the south western county of Gloucestershire, the castle is now a luxury hotel with 28 bedrooms, a restaurant and a conference and events space. It sits on 15.4 acres of gardens and grounds.

The newly-married couple spent 10 days at Thornbury in 1535 during their honeymoon tour. One year later they parted ways when the King had Boleyn beheaded. He went on to have four more wives, and only beheaded one other.

Savills have the listing.

[Daily Mail]

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