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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: Nonsuch Palace

Journey to the site of Henry VIII’s most spectacular building project, a palace that was intended to rival to great Chateau de Chambord in France.

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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Vauxhall Timbers

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.