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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sheen Palace

The royal Palace at Sheen in Surrey was King Henry VII's favorite residence. This is where princes Arthur and Henry were reared. However, during the Christmas of 1497 the palace burned to the ground after a conflagration began in the king's quarters. Henry ordered the construction of a new palace and renamed the site "Richmond" after his family's earldom in Yorkshire which was completed in 1501.

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