Richmond Palace was a favourite home of Queen Elizabeth, who died there in 1603. It remained a residence of the kings and queens of England until the death of Charles I in 1649. Within months of his execution, the Palace was surveyed by order of Parliament and was sold for £13,000.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richmond_Palace
Richmond Palace was a favourite home of Queen Elizabeth, who died there in 1603. It remained a residence of the kings and queens of England until the death of Charles I in 1649. Within months of his execution, the Palace was surveyed by order of Parliament and was sold for £13,000.
On this day in Tudor history, 24th March 1603, sixty-nine-year-old Queen Elizabeth I, the only daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, “departed from this life, mildly like a lamb” at Richmond Palace. Elizabeth I had ruled England for over forty-four years, since 17th November 1558, and her reign has gone down in history as a “Golden Age”.
Elizabeth, like her grandfather, died in Richmond Palace and left it to a successor who did not much care for it. James much preferred the palace at Westminster and allowed once again for Richmond to become nothing more then the house for royal children.
Henry VIII re-built Richmond Palace, after 1497, and named it after Richmond Castle in Yorkshire. He died in the Palace in 1509, as did Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1603, after spending much of her life in the palace. She went hunting in what is now Richmond Park. Only the palace gatehouse survives.
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When Mary I became queen, Elizabeth (to become Elizabeth I) was imprisoned in Richmond Palace. Elizabeth I used Richmond Palace as one of her royal residences. She liked to hunt stags in the palace grounds. Queen Elizabeth died in Richmond Palace on 24th March 1603. James I created Richmond Park as an area to be used for stag hunting. It is ...
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All along the stretch of the River Thames, traces of history can be found around every turn. After all, in the area close to St Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe, little fragments dating back millennia can be found along the Thames foreshore. From the remains of clay pipes to Roman coins, and even fossils of creatures who lived millions of years ago can all be found along the water’s edge.For more information on combing the foreshore, or ‘mudlarking’ as Londoners so fondly refer to it,...
Once occupying the space between Richmond Green and the River Thames, Richmond Palace was constructed at the beginning of the 16th-century by Henry VII. Prior to ascending to the throne, Henry was known as the Earl of Richmond, a title he had won following the Battle of Bosworth. This means that Henry VII actually named Richmond Castle after himself!The palace was built on the site of a much older palace by the name of Sheen. Unfortunately, the majority of this castle was destroyed, or at the...
Although there are sketches and drawings of the palace, our knowledge about Richmond Castle is limited at best. Sadly the Tudor palace was all but demolished in the 17th-century, leaving behind the smallest number of ruins, few of which survive to this day.Following the execution of Charles I, the Commonwealth Parliament sold off the palace for the princely sum of £13,000. This was the case with many of the other Royal residence and buildings up and down the country. The once ornate palace fi...
When visiting London, should you find yourself with a spare half day or so, then I highly recommend leaving the hustle and bustle of the city and heading to the South West area where Richmond can be found. Once there, a deer park, the allegedly haunted Ham House, and plenty of independent boutiques are there to be explored.While in the area, you may also want to make time to visit Richmond Green, which is located a couple of hundred metres from the High Street. While the park itself has littl...
The terraced property known as the Wardrobe is part of the only surviving bit of Richmond Palace, built by Henry VII on the site of the medieval Sheen Palace in south west London around 1500.
- Later life
Elizabeth's life was troubled from the moment she was born. Henry VIII had changed the course of his country's history in order to marry Anne Boleyn, hoping that she would bear him the strong and healthy son that Catherine of Aragon never did. But, on September 7, 1533 in Greenwich Palace, Anne bore Elizabeth instead. Elizabeth went to live with the Queen Dowager Katherine, but left her household after an incident with the Lord Admiral, Thomas Seymour, who was now Katherine's husband. Just what occurred between Elizabeth and Thomas will never be known for sure, but rumors at the time suggested that Katherine had caught them kissing or perhaps even in bed together. Katherine was pregnant at the time of the incident. She later gave birth to a daughter named Mary. Katherine died not too long afterwards and was buried at Sudeley Castle. This left Thomas Seymour as an eligible bachelor once again. Because Elizabeth was a daughter of the late King Henry VIII, she was in line to the throne (despite several attempts to remove her from the chain, she was in Henry's will as an heir) and was therefore a most sought-after bride. During the reign of Edward VI, Thomas Seymour asked for Elizabeth's hand in marriage, which she refused. From this incident, both Thomas and Elizabeth were suspected of plotting against the king. Elizabeth was questioned, but was never charged. Seymour however, after an attempt to kidnap the boy king, was arrested and eventually executed for treason. Elizabeth was reported to have said, upon hearing of the Lord Admiral's death (although it is probably apocryphal): \\"Today died a man of much wit, and very little judgment.\\" Edward may have contracted what was then called consumption (possibly tuberculosis) or had a severe respiratory infection. When it looked inevitable that the teenager would die without an heir of his own body, the plots for his crown began. Reports of the young King's declining health spurred on those who did not want the crown to fall to the Catholic Mary. It was during this time that Guilford Dudley married Lady Jane Grey, who was a descendant of Henry VIII's sister Mary, and was therefore also an heir to the throne. When Edward VI died in 1553, Jane was proclaimed Queen by her father Henry Grey and her father-in-law John Dudley, who rallied armies to support her. However, many more supported the rightful heir: Mary, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. Nine days after Jane was proclaimed Queen, Mary rode into London with her sister Elizabeth. Jane Grey and her husband Guilford were imprisoned in the Tower. Shortly after becoming Queen, Mary was wed to Prince Philip of Spain, which made the Catholic Queen quite unpopular. The persecuted Protestants saw Elizabeth as their savior, since she was seen as an icon of \\"the new faith\\". After all, it was to marry her mother Anne Boleyn that Henry instituted the break with Rome. Because of this, several rebellions and uprisings were made in Elizabeth's name, although she herself probably had little or no knowledge of them. However, Mary sensed the danger from her younger sister, and imprisoned her in the Tower.
Anne did eventually conceive a son, but he was stillborn. By that point, Henry had begun to grow tired of Anne and began to orchestrate her downfall. Most, if not all, historians agree that Henry's charges of incest and adultery against Anne were false, but they were all he needed to sign her execution warrant. She was beheaded on the Tower Green on May 19, 1536, before Elizabeth was even three years old.
Elizabeth's last stepmother was Katherine Parr, the sixth queen to Henry VIII. Katherine had hoped to marry Thomas Seymour (brother to the late Queen Jane), but she caught Henry's eye. She brought both Elizabeth and her half-sister Mary back to court. When Henry died, she became the Dowager Queen and took her household from Court. Because of the young age of Edward VI, Edward Seymour (another brother of Jane's and therefore the young King's uncle) became Lord Protector of England.
The story, possibly apocryphal, of Elizabeth's entry into the Tower is an interesting one. She was deathly (pun intended) afraid of the Tower, probably thinking of her mother's fate in that place, and when she was told she would be entering through Traitor's Gate, she refused to move. She had been secreted to the Tower in the dark so as not to raise the sympathy of supporters. That night was cold and rainy, and the Princess Elizabeth sat, soaking wet, on the stairs from the river to the gate. After her governess finally persuaded Elizabeth to enter, she did so and became yet another famous prisoner of the Tower of London.
Elizabeth was released from the Tower after a few months of imprisonment and was sent to Woodstock where she stayed for just under a year. When it appeared that Mary had become pregnant, Elizabeth was no longer seen as a significant threat and the Queen let her return to her residence at Hatfield, under semi- house arrest. Mary Tudor was nearly 40 years old when the news of her \\"pregnancy\\" came. After a few months, her belly began to swell, but no baby was ever forthcoming. Some modern historians think that she had a large ovarian cyst, and this is also what lead to her failing health and eventual death.
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