Henry VIII,the Reign
The Royal Progress 1535
King John’s Palace at Langley, Oxfordshire
16 Jul 1535
The train reached King John’s Palace, north-east of Burford, in midsummer – perhaps an appropriate time for a performance of King Johan, a play written by Jane Seymour’s cousin’s protégé John Bale that lambasts the church and papacy. King John shines through as a hero fighting against (among other things) sedition, usurped power and treason as symbols of corruption in the church.
Henry visited Langley regularly for the hunting it offered