Quarrendon Leas

Quarrendon Leas

Buckinghamshire
Quarrenden Leas might not look like much now, but in 400 or so years ago, it was a village, with a moated manor house, a church, and an impressive owner, Sir Henry Lee, a member of Queen Elizabeth I's court. (more…)
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Old Gorhambury House

Old Gorhambury House

Hertfordshire
Old Gorhambury House in St Albans is most well-known for being the home of Sir Francis Bacon, politician and philosopher of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. It is now a ruin, lying in the grounds the new Gorhambury House, the current home of the Earl of Verulam. (more…)
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Burton Agnes Hall & Manor House

East Riding of Yorkshire
Burton Agnes Hall near Driffield is an Elizabethan home built by Sir Henry Griffith. It has been in the same family for over 400 years! The earlier Norman Manor House, also on site (but looked after by English Heritage), was built in the 12th century by Roger de Stuteville. (more…)
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Hampton Court Palace

Surrey
Hampton Court Palace in Surrey is probably most famous for being the favourite palace of Tudor King Henry VIII. In the late 1600s, King William III and Queen Mary II commissioned celebrated architect Christopher Wren to make some changes to the palace, including adding a chocolate kitchen! (more…)
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