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Henry VIII’s Lost Palaces: Hatfield Old Palace
Visit the old palace at Hatfield, childhood home to the future Elizabeth I. It was the place where she learned of her accession to the throne, in 1558, while sitting reading under an oak tree in the palace’s park.
Henry VIII’s Lost Palaces: Brooke House
Brooke House has one of the saddest stories of any of Henry VIII’s lost palaces, since it was only demolished in the 1950s. Now nothing remains of the palace in which Henry VIII was reconciled to his eldest daughter, Princess Mary.
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At low tide, timbers have been discovered in the Thames mud south of Vauxhall bridge that represent the earliest evidence of settlement in London – from the Mesolithic era, 6,000 and more years ago.