16th Century Tudor Chapel Found

A Tudor chapel, originally built by Henry VII, has been discovered at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, England. The original vault has been found completely intact.

The chapel, in use as late as the reign of Elizabeth I, was part of the Palace of Placentia built between 1500 and 1504, and was later demolished.

"For the first time we can see, close up and in detail, the east end of a Tudor Royal Chapel. Unlike Hampton Court and St James's Palace, where the chapels have been altered, here we can see what Henry VII, Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I would have seen," said Chief Executive of English Heritage Simon Thurley.