Sheen Palace (1497)

December 21stOn this day in 1497, Sheen Palace, where the King, Henry Tudor and his family and retinue had gathered in readiness for Christmas, was destroyed by fire.  It was rebuilt in the years up to 1501, and renamed Richmond Palace, of which only the gate-house survives to this day.

An eighteenth-century view of Richmond Palace based on an ancient drawing

An eighteenth-century view of Richmond Palace based on an ancient drawing

 

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