Henry VIII and his Six Wives, 1972
visit the film locations
Henry VIII and his Six Wives location: the jousting tournament: Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
This historical drama was made in the wake of the successful BBC TV series and used the same star, Keith Michell.
Young Henry’s jousting tournament was filmed at the unmistakably Jacobean Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire (seen in many films, including Sally Potter’s Orlando, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Greystoke: the Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes).
Henry VIII and his Six Wives location: the execution of Catherine Howard: School Quad, Eton College, Berkshire
Catherine Howard is arrested, supposedly at ‘Hampton Court’, but the scene is filmed at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, and the unfortunate queen is executed in the School Quad (seen in The Madness of King George, Shakespeare In Love and Chariots of Fire).
There was more filming at Woburn Abbey, home of the Duke of Bedford, eight and a half miles northwest of Dunstable on the A4012 (rail: Leighton Buzzard or Bletchley) and Allington Castle, a couple of miles north of Maidstone in Kent (rail: Maidstone).