On its completion, it was the largest
private house in England. It subsequently
became the palace of King James I and
Charles I. After Charles was held prisoner
here following his defeat in the civil war,
much of the palace was demolished.
In 1870 the remaining wing was restored
and expanded into the beautiful house
you see today with its suites of elegant
rooms, overlooking beautiful Grade I
gardens, themselves commanding superb
views of rolling farmland.
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