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Henry Viii's Deal Castle Opens New Permanent Exhibition

The exhibition will also tell the stories of those who lived and worked at the castle up until the 20th century.

A new permanent exhibition at Deal Castle in Kent will offer new insights into the history of the fort.

Although focusing on its links to Henry VIII, the exhibition will also detail the stories of those who lived and worked at Deal Castle for more than 400 years. It will feature displays, audio, activities and contemporary artefacts, showcasing the rich and varied history of the artillery fort.

The exhibition opened today 2 August.

Henry Viii's Fears For National Security

Deal Castle was built by Henry VIII for use as a coastal fort to defend the country from invasion in 1539. This exhibition will reveal how the king feared for the safety and security of his realm and how this impacted the development of the castle.

The story of Henry's fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, will also be highlighted. Anne arrived at Deal Castle on her way from Germany to meet her new husband for the first time. In bringing this chapter to life, visitors will hear audio of the views of England by Henry, Anne and his adversaries during 1539.

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