This royal palace in Greenwich, London, was the childhood home of the infamous King Henry VIII but started off as a moated manor house which was acquired by Edward II in 1305. In the 1470s, King Edward IV added the Great Hall and made various other changes to the building. The last major changes were made in the sixteenth century by Henry VIII, who spent most of his childhood there and who loved hunting and playing sports in the parklands surrounding the palace. The palace declined as Greenwich Palace became more popular, being easier to reach by river.

Trivia: It was at Eltham Palace that a young Henry VIII, then a prince, met the famous Humanist scholar, Erasmus.

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