Author Topic: Holdenby House  (Read 231 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline snokitty

  • RIF Veteran
  • Forum Royalty
  • ****
  • Posts: 33,262
  • Activity:
    0%
Holdenby House
« on: July 21, 2015, 01:28:30 AM »
Stories of the Stuarts: Holdenby House
Quote
Holdenby House in Northamptonshire first came to prominence in 1583 when it was built by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor and favourite of Queen Elizabeth I. Holdenby was the largest private house in Elizabethan and was built by Sir Christopher to honour his beloved Queen Elizabeth , even refusing to live in it prior to Good Queen Bess’s first visit.

It was during the era of the House of Stuart that Holdenby House really came in to its own, though not always for great reasons. When Sir Christopher Hatton died just a few years after the completion of Holdenby, the house was bought by Queen Elizabeth’s successor, King James I.
“Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too”      Voltaire

I can see humor in most things & I would rather laugh than cry.    Snokitty

 


Offline LouisFerdinand

  • Forum Nobility
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,148
  • Activity:
    84%
    • Favorite royal: King William IV of Great Britain
Re: Holdenby House
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 04:01:07 AM »
The exterior of Holdenby House   
Holdenby House Cheltenham Gloucestershire - YouTube

 

 

Royal Insight Forum is not responsible for the content of external sites