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A model of a Surrey palace built by Henry VIII and that once symbolised the power and the grandeur of the Tudor dynasty is to be unveiled.

Nonsuch Palace in Cheam was constructed to rival those of the French King, Francis I.

It was demolished by a mistress of King Charles II in the late 17th century.

Research carried out by an Oxford University professor has now led to a 2.2m by 1.2m (7ft 2in by 3ft 11in) model of the palace being made.

Professor Martin Biddle, Emeritus Professor of Medieval Archaeology at Oxford, was an undergraduate when he directed the excavation of the site of the palace in 1959.

He analysed contemporary illustrations and archeologically evidence to provide the basis for the model made by Ben Taggart. Read more.