Palace of Placentia

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The Palace Of Placentia was an English Royal Palace built by Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, in 1443, in Greenwich, on the banks of the River Thames, downstream from London.wikipedia
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The Palace Of Placentia was an English Royal Palace built by Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, in 1443, in Greenwich, on the banks of the River Thames, downstream from London.
The town became the site of a royal palace, the Palace of Placentia from the 15th century, and was the birthplace of many Tudors, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

Old Royal Naval College

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Nearly 40 years later, the Greenwich Hospital (now the Old Royal Naval College) was built on the site.
This was originally the site of Bella Court, built by Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, and subsequently renamed Palace of Placentia by Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI, upon its confiscation.

Henry VIII of England

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It was the birthplace of King Henry VIII in 1491 and figured heavily in his life.
Born 28 June 1491 at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich, Kent, Henry Tudor was the third child and second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York.

Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester

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The Palace Of Placentia was an English Royal Palace built by Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, in 1443, in Greenwich, on the banks of the River Thames, downstream from London.
After inheriting the manor of Greenwich, Gloucester enclosed Greenwich Park and from 1428 had a palace built there on the banks of the Thames, known as Bella Court and later as the Palace of Placentia.

Mary I of England

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Following the king's marriage to Catherine of Aragon, Placentia became the birthplace of Mary I in February 1516.
Mary was born on 18 February 1516 at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich, England.

Elizabeth I of England

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After Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn, his daughter, later Queen Elizabeth I, was born at Placentia in 1533, and he married Anne of Cleves there in 1540.
Elizabeth was born at Greenwich Palace and was named after her grandmothers, Elizabeth of York and Elizabeth Howard.

Catherine of Aragon

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Following the king's marriage to Catherine of Aragon, Placentia became the birthplace of Mary I in February 1516.
She married Henry VIII, who had only just acceded to the throne, in a private ceremony in the church of the Observant Friars outside Greenwich Palace.

Greenwich Hospital, London

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Nearly 40 years later, the Greenwich Hospital (now the Old Royal Naval College) was built on the site.
The remains of thousands of sailors and officers, including many of those who had fought in the Battle of Trafalgar, were removed from the hospital site in 1875 and reinterred in East Greenwich Pleasaunce also called Pleasaunce Park (named after the former Palace of Placentia which had been on the site of the hospital).

Greenwich Park

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A tree in Greenwich Park is known as "Queen Elizabeth's Oak", in which she is reputed to have played as a child.
The former evolved first into the Tudor Palace of Placentia and then into the Queen's House and Greenwich Hospital.

Anne of Cleves

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After Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn, his daughter, later Queen Elizabeth I, was born at Placentia in 1533, and he married Anne of Cleves there in 1540.
Despite Henry's very vocal misgivings, the two were married on 6 January 1540 at the royal Palace of Placentia in Greenwich, London, by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer.

Royal Naval College, Greenwich

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The Greenwich Hospital complex became the Greenwich Royal Naval College in 1873, when the naval college was moved from Portsmouth.
The site of the former hospital had once been occupied by the medieval Palace of Placentia, or "Palace at Greenwich", begun by Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, in 1428.

Anne Boleyn

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After Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn, his daughter, later Queen Elizabeth I, was born at Placentia in 1533, and he married Anne of Cleves there in 1540.
After her coronation, Anne settled into a quiet routine at the King's favourite residence, Greenwich Palace, to prepare for the birth of her baby.

Queen's House

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Both Mary and Elizabeth lived at Placentia for some years during the sixteenth century, but during the reigns of James I and Charles I, the Queen's House was erected to the south of the Palace.
It was built as an adjunct to the Tudor Palace of Greenwich, previously known, before its redevelopment by Henry VII as the Palace of Placentia, which was a rambling, mainly red-brick building in a more vernacular style.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

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The buildings are today occupied by the University of Greenwich and the Music Faculty of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
The east wing of King Charles Court was constructed by John Webb as part of a rebuilding of Greenwich Palace; it was subsequently absorbed into the Royal Naval Hospital complex, designed in part by Sir Christopher Wren, which had later become part of the Royal Naval College.

John Webb (architect)

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In 1660, Charles II decided to rebuild the palace, engaging John Webb as the architect for a new King's House.
In the early 1660s Charles II commissioned Webb to rebuild Greenwich Palace in a more contemporary Baroque style.

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The Palace Of Placentia was an English Royal Palace built by Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, in 1443, in Greenwich, on the banks of the River Thames, downstream from London.

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The Palace Of Placentia was an English Royal Palace built by Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, in 1443, in Greenwich, on the banks of the River Thames, downstream from London.

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The Palace Of Placentia was an English Royal Palace built by Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, in 1443, in Greenwich, on the banks of the River Thames, downstream from London.

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The Palace Of Placentia was an English Royal Palace built by Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, in 1443, in Greenwich, on the banks of the River Thames, downstream from London.

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The Palace Of Placentia was an English Royal Palace built by Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, in 1443, in Greenwich, on the banks of the River Thames, downstream from London.

Charles II of England

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It was demolished by Charles II in 1660, to make way for a new palace which was never constructed.

Henry VI of England

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Humphrey was regent during the rule of Henry VI and built the palace, in 1433, under the name Bella Court.

Treason

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In 1447, Humphrey fell out of favour with Henry VI and was arrested for high treason.

William Shakespeare

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He died in prison, likely due to a stroke though it was popularly believed he was murdered (as is depicted in William Shakespeare's plays about Henry VI) and Margaret of Anjou took over Bella Court, renaming it the Palace of Placentia, sometimes written as the Palace of Pleasaunce.

Margaret of Anjou

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He died in prison, likely due to a stroke though it was popularly believed he was murdered (as is depicted in William Shakespeare's plays about Henry VI) and Margaret of Anjou took over Bella Court, renaming it the Palace of Placentia, sometimes written as the Palace of Pleasaunce.