Woodstock Palace

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An old print of the Palace of Woodstock

Woodstock Palace was a royal residence in the English town of Woodstock, Oxfordshire.[1]

Henry I of England built a hunting lodge here and in 1129 he built 7 miles (11 km) of walls to create the first enclosed park, where lions and leopards were kept. The lodge became a palace under Henry's grandson, Henry II, who spent time here with his mistress, Rosamund Clifford.[1]

Important events that took place at the palace include:

Woodstock Palace was destroyed during the English Civil War, and Blenheim Palace was later built nearby.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Pipe, Simon (23 October 2007). "Woodstock's lost royal palace". BBC Oxford. Retrieved 29 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Davies, John. History of Wales. p. 140. 

Coordinates: 51°50′31″N 01°21′42″W / 51.84194°N 1.36167°W / 51.84194; -1.36167