Friday, April 30, 2010
A working replica of a sixteenth century wine fountain has been unveiled at Hampton Court. The fountain was modeled on those depicted in a painting of the Field of Cloth of Gold, the opulent meeting between Henry VIII and François I staged in 1520. Wine may be purchased from the fountain at a cost of £3.50 per glass from May 1. Now you, too, can "faire bonne chère" at Henry's pleasure palace. Articles, with photos, here and here.