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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 See in Google maps   
Effigy of Edward III, c.1380
National Portrait Gallery

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Anne of Bohemia, the wife of Richard II, dies of plague at Richmond and in his distress the king orders the palace to be demolished See in Google maps   
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Soon after his accession Henry V begins construction of a new royal palace at Richmond See in Google maps   
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When Henry VII is in Richmond for Christmas, fire breaks out in his lodging and destroys much of the palace See in Google maps   
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The rebuilding of Henry VII's palace is largely completed, after an impressively short time See in Google maps   
Richmond Palace (copper-engraving, 1765, from a drawing of the 17th century))

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1509   December 25
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The newly crowned and recently married king, Henry VIII, spends his first Christmas with his wife, Catherine of Aragon, at Richmond See in Google maps   
c. 1590
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Queen Elizabeth I instals in Richmond Palace a flushing water closet (or toilet) recently invented by Sir John Harington See in Google maps   
Harington's flush toilet (Folger Shakespeare Library)

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1603   March 23
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Queen Elizabeth I dies at the age of 69 in Richmond Palace See in Google maps   
The last known letter of Elizabeth I, 1603
National Archives, Kew
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After the execution of Charles I, Parliament sets about selling the royal estates to raise funds See in Google maps   
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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 See in Google maps