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.
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Not much of Henry VII’s palace remains, but a walk around the area between Richmond Green and the Thames reveals a few sections of the Tudor structure. What remains has been made into a private residence and is not open to the public .
Built by Henry VII on the site of former medieval palaces , you can still see the gatehouse and wardrobe buildings of Elizabeth I’s favourite winter home. The nearby Green was home to jousting tournaments during the reign of Henry VIII.
When he became king, Richmond Palace was once again used as a home for the royal children until the Civil War. After Charles I’s execution, Richmond Palace was sold by the Commonwealth Parliament along with most of the royal real estate throughout the country. The purchasers of Richmond divided up the palace buildings.
Because Elizabeth I had no children, with her death came the end of the house of Tudor — a royal family that had ruled England since the late 1400s.
He stopped only to block the entrance so that no-one else would stumble upon the sleeping knights. Richmond Castle is maintained by English Heritage.
Elizabeth was a survivor – FACT Queen Elizabeth survived smallpox as a young woman, though none of the portraits of her show the scars she probably had from the disease.
Richmond Castle is breathtakingly sited on a rocky promontory above the River Swale, take a picnic, relax and enjoy the beautiful views with your dog . Dogs on leads are welcome at Richmond Castle .
Nothing of Greenwich Palace survives above ground today after it fell into disrepair during the civil war years. Most of the buildings were subsequently demolished, and today only their foundations exist , buried beneath the Old Royal Naval College.
Elizabeth’s motto was “video et taceo” (I see, and say nothing). At 29, she contracted smallpox, which left her skin scarred and dependent on cosmetics. Here is where trouble starts. One of the most popular cosmetics of the upper classes was Venetian ceruse, which women used to whiten their faces, necks, and chests.
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She is remembered as the virgin queen , and the savior of England. Elizabeth I also made England a major naval power by building the fishing and boat building industries. For all of these things she is remembered fondly, but she is also remembered for being the most religiously tolerant member of her family.
Nonsuch Palace /ˈnʌnˌsʌtʃ/ was a Tudor royal palace , built by Henry VIII in Surrey, England; it stood from 1538 to 1682–83. Its site lies in what is now Nonsuch Park on the boundaries of the borough of Epsom and Ewell in Surrey and the London Borough of Sutton.
April 28, 1603
Father dies Elizabeth is 13-years-old when Henry VIII dies. Her nine-year-old half- brother Edward becomes King. Elizabeth joins the household of her stepmother Catherine Parr. When Elizabeth is caught in an embrace with Parr’s husband Thomas Seymour, she is banished from the house.