In a programme for BBC2 Lucy Worsley and David Starkey celebrated the 500th anniversary of Hampton Court Palace and the christening of Henry VIII’s long awaited son, Prince Edward. Ben was commissioned to re-create a lavish ceremonial structure built in 1537 in the chapel at Hampton Court for the occasion.
Using a contemporary illustration as reference, and with advice from Lucy Worsley Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, Ben constructed a scale model, complete with a highly decorated gold christening font. Ben also appeared on the programme to talk about how the model was researched and constructed.
More about the programme at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04yg2hr