Talk:Nonsuch Palace

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Ownership of Nonsuch Palace[edit]

In its biography on Sir Thomas Pride, Wikipedia states that he purchased Nonsuch Palace. His tenure does not appear in Wikipedia information about ownership of the palace, set out under the heading "Through the Ages". Given his place in significant events of the time, his ownership adds to the story of the palace. Something to be updated ? [User: John Pride] 23 February 2012 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.7.237.56 (talk) 08:22, 23 February 2012 (UTC)


The fall of Nonsuch[edit]

Barbara, Countess of Castlemaine. She had it demolished from 1682 onwards. -- Is this supported? Why would she demolish a palace? It is thought the palace burnt down, why is this not mentioned? Tubusy 18:59, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Barbara Villiers dismantled the palace and sold the masonry to pay off her enormous gambling debts Keith Hazell 21:59, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Keith, that's very interesting... but there must be more to that story. Have any good references for this? (Further to the linked article.) (The property would have been of priceless value compared to it's pieces, but had it burnt down it may make more sense that she sold the remains.) Either way, the fall deserves further detail. Tubusy 22:38, 10 April 2007 (UTC)


John Dent, a borough librarian of Epsom and Ewell, wrote abook, The Quest for Nonsuch, first published in 1962 [2nd ed Hutchinson 1970, ISBN 0091051401], that provides a great deal of information on the palace and the excavation, including this. Maybe there was a fire first then sold, can't remember but will try and get the book Keith Hazell 19:45, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Origin of name[edit]

It's a strange name. The article doesn't say where the name came from. Might be worth mentioning if anyone knows the etymology. --Qef (talk) 21:31, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

The name refers to Henry VIII's egotistical drive to stump the French king's own conceited fancy the Château de Chambord in that 'no such palace' exists anywhere like it or is comparableTwobells (talk) 08:46, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

The Tudors[edit]

Should any reference to this TV series be here? It's just a historical romp with no claim to accuracy. --Ef80 (talk) 19:10, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Agree. Removed.Lord Mauleverer (talk) 10:09, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Ruins[edit]

Is calling the remains of the palace "ruins" somewhat overstating what can still be seen? There is nothing there except markers placed by recent archeological investigators. I think "ruins" suggests at least some walls or foundations visible to people the public.31.53.188.245 (talk) 20:58, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Agree. I'm going to change to "site". GrindtXX (talk) 21:34, 18 June 2014 (UTC)