History of Eltham Palace and Gardens | English Heritage
What does a wonderful Art Deco mansion have to do with the medieval period?
‘Eltham was a favourite residence of Edward IV (r. 1461–70, 1471–83). It was during his reign, in the 1470s, that the magnificent surviving great hall was built. One of the most lavish feasts ever held in the palace was given for some 2,000 people at Christmas 1482, during Edward’s last visit to Eltham before his death the following April.’
(Taken from English Heritage’s Eltham Palace website).
This weekend you can see the Great Hall for yourself and immerse yourself in medieval life; the MSS will be pitching camp and demonstrating crafts and skills as part of Eltham Palace’s Grand Medieval Joust.
Take a look at http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/eltham-palace-and-gardens/history/ for more information on this amazing historical palace and we hope to see you there at the weekend!