Surviving wing of the original Tudor-era Hatfield House/ Palace
By now you might have read more than a few times how I mentioned that the original Hatfield House was built in the 1480s and one wing survives till today? Well, this is that wing dating from the times of Henry VII.
Fortunately, this is also the part that contains the Banqueting Hall, where Elizabeth I held her first Council of State after becoming Queen of England in 1558.
Because Hatfield House was acquired by Henry VIII as Princess Elizabeth's household, it was known as the Old Palace, or Royal Palace of Hatfield during the 1500s.
For more detailed history of Hatfield House's historical significance in relation to the British monarchy, click here: