A View of Richmond Palace, copper-engraving published in 1765 from a drawing of the 17th century (Wikipedia)

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Places in History

Richmond and Sheen – Richmond Palace

1358 - Edward III begins to transform a royal manor by the Thames at Richmond into a building that can for the first time be called a palace

1394 - Anne, the wife of Richard II, dies of plague at Richmond and in his distress the king orders the palace to be demolished

1413 - Soon after his accession Henry V begins construction of a new royal palace at Richmond

1497 - When Henry VII is in Richmond for Christmas, fire breaks out in his lodging and destroys much of the palace

1501 - The rebuilding of Henry VII's palace is largely completed, after an impressively short time

1509 - The newly crowned and recently married king, Henry VIII, spends his first Christmas with his wife, Catherine of Aragon, at Richmond

c. 1590 - Queen Elizabeth I instals in Richmond Palace a flushing water closet (or toilet) recently invented by Sir John Harington

1603 - Queen Elizabeth I dies at the age of 69 in Richmond Palace

1649 - After the execution of Charles I. Parliament sets about selling the royal estates to raise funds

1650 - Richmond Palace is sold, probably as several lots, and within a year the stones and bricks are being carted off by builders for use elsewhere


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Sources   for this page (Cloake 1, Vol. 1, 20-29, 39-40, 55-6, 140-42, 209-211)

Contributors   to this page BG (RLHS)

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