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Talk about a "Tenant in Time". What great history. I wonder if the use the old church as an Excavation Room along with the caves. To be a kid in that place.
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Marlborough House, which was the residence of the Duke of Marlborough, was given to Princess Charlotte, daughter of Prince George (the future George IV), and her husband, Prince Leopold as their London home. After Charlotte's demise, Prince Leopold continued to use Marlborough House until he Became King of the Belgians in 1831.
Prince Henry, the Duke of Gloucester bought the Barnwell Manor estate in 1938.
Barnwell is a Tudor manor house which has the remains of the thirteenth century Barnwell Castle in its grounds.
Prince Michael of Kent met his future wife, Marie-Christine while visiting the Gloucesters at Barnwell Manor.
In 1562 Sir William More began to rebuild Loseley House, his Surrey manor house at the request of Elizabeth I.
Elizabeth visited Loseley House four times.
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Pembroke Castle is the only castle in Britain to be built over a natural cavern, a large cave known as the Wogan.
Pembroke Castle is the birthplace of Henry Tudor, the future King Henry VII.
Pembroke was also known as, or recorded in historical documents as:

PENFRO and as PENBROCH


Pembroke Castle has been described as a certain Timber Castle.
It has also been described as a Masonry Castle.
Pembroke Castle was established by the marauding Normans in about 1094.
In 1189 the castle came into the hands of William Marshal.
Over the next thirty years, William Marshal had the earth-and-timber castle transformed into a mighty stone fortification.


Here is Pembroke Castle:

Panoramio - Photo of Pembroke Castle
During the reign of King Charles I, Pembroke Castle was attacked by both the Royalists and the Roundheads.
In 1211 Earl William, Marshal of England entertained King John at Pembroke Castle.
King John had "come to Pembroke to cross to Ireland."
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It was at Eltham Palace that King Edward III rescued King John II of France when he returned to England as a voluntary exile in 1364.
HereditaryPrincess, Cousin Laurence was overwhelmed by the majestic beauty of Eltham Palace. He especially liked the aerial view (Bird's Eye View).
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Leeds Castle

King Edward III and his first wife, Queen Eleanor (Eleanor of Castile), were the first royal owners of Leeds Castle.
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One of the most beautiful places in England - a truly romantic castle. And it is not in Leeds, it is in Kent.

http://www.greatbritishgardens.co.uk...eds-Castle.jpg

http://www.casteland.com/images/chateau/leed/leeds.jpg

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...O4yULfPgl9ar8g

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I've been to Eltham Palace a number of times, it's a lovely place and would recommend it.

A short background of the Palace, written from memory:

It was owned by the Tudors in the 14/1500s; Henry VIII and his siblings spent most of their childhood there. The original parts of the Palace that are still standing today are the Great Hall, moat and a wall in the garden. In the 1930s, it was owned by a couple called Stephen and Virginia Courthold, who re-decorated it in the Art Deco style. (The Palace was considered to be "cutting edge" at the time.) They had a pet lemur, Mah-jong (as in the board game), whose cage had it's own central heating, sounds and smells (?) to remind him of his natural habitat. Nowadays, the Palace is owned by English Heritage.

Some more information about the Palace:

Eltham Palace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eltham Palace London
Eltham Palace and Gardens | English Heritage

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Stephen and Virgina's Art Deco Hall ~ Bird's Eye View ~ Great Hall ~ The Courtaulds at the Palace ~ View of the Palace ~ Another View of the Palace
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Cepe, Thank you for the fantastic photographs of Leeds Castle.
King Edward I had a chapel added to the Gloriette Tower of Leeds Castle.
The chapel was reconsecrated and made a Chapel Royal by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Donald Coggan, in 1978.
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you're welcome. I love it!
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When I saw the topic for this thread I thought, how come I did know about this when I visited Leeds many years ago. Now I know why, it's not in Leeds.

Thank you for pics, cepe, it is a beautiful castle and your pictures are fabulous.
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One of the most beautiful places in England - a truly romantic castle. And it is not in Leeds, it is in Kent.
I had forgotten that about it being in Kent (where my paternal ancestors all came from)

Here's some further information from Wikipedia

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Love the view with that ancient bridge in front of the building.
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Margaret de Clare, Baroness Badlesmere held the Castle against the forces of Isabella of France during the Despenser War.After the castle's capture Isabella had the Baroness imprisoned in the Tower of London but was later transferred to the Minoresses Convent in Aldgate.

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I'm glad you both enjoyed the photos. Just incase you and anyone else was interested, here are some more photos of the Palace, including one of Virginia Courthold's amazing golden bath:

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HereditaryPrincess and An Ard Ri, the photographs get lovelier and lovelier!!!
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The oldest surviving building at Berkeley Castle is the round keep, completed in 1153 by Robert Fitz-Harding, 1st Lord Berkeley. Lord Berkeley received the estate from King Henry II.
A majestic Great Hall was added to Berkeley Castle by
Thomas de Berkeley, 3rd Baron Berkeley.
A succession of monarchs, from Henry VII and Elizabeth I to George IV, had been entertained in the Great Hall of Berkeley Castle.


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One of my favourite castles. It is in Gloucestershire and is where Edward II was held captive and allegedly murdered

in this picture, there is the medieval and the Tudor combined (tudor windows and chimneys)

http://www.britaininfocus.org.uk/gal...ley-castle.jpg

This is the Great Hall

http://www.orpheus-events.com/images...ley_castle.jpg


And you can hire the Castle for your wedding or party if you wish!
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