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The Main Staircase - Hatfield House - Hertfordshire - Elizabeth was sent to live at Hatfield when she was only three months old. It was the little princess's own private household managed by a staff of nurses, courtiers and tutors. Her now illegitimate half-sister, Lady Mary, was sent to wait on her. Queen Anne Boleyn visited her daughter at Hatfield on a few occasions.

The Main Staircase - Hatfield House - Hertfordshire - Elizabeth was sent to live at Hatfield when she was only three months old. It was the little princess's own private household managed by a staff of nurses, courtiers and tutors. Her now illegitimate half-sister, Lady Mary, was sent to wait on her. Queen Anne Boleyn visited her daughter at Hatfield on a few occasions.

Magnificent Marble Hall in Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, England, UK. With its wonderfully extravagant oak carving by John Bucke, Marble Hall remains much as Robert Cecil, the 1st Earl of Salisbury, built it in 1611. Sometimes used as a dining room, it is the place where the Salisburys would entertain their guests with lavish banquets, dances and masques.

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Magnificent Marble Hall in Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, England, UK. With its wonderfully extravagant oak carving by John Bucke, Marble Hall remains much as Robert Cecil, the 1st Earl of Salisbury, built it in 1611. Sometimes used as a dining room, it is the place where the Salisburys would entertain their guests with lavish banquets, dances and masques.

Hatfield House, UK. This is where the young Elizabeth I found out that she had become Queen

Castles in England

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The Main Staircase - Hatfield House - Hertfordshire - Elizabeth was sent to live at Hatfield when she was only three months old. It was the little princess's own private household managed by a staff of nurses, courtiers and tutors. Her now illegitimate half-sister, Lady Mary, was sent to wait on her. Queen Anne Boleyn visited her daughter at Hatfield on a few occasions.

The Main Staircase - Hatfield House - Hertfordshire - Elizabeth was sent to live at Hatfield when she was only three months old. It was the little princess's own private household managed by a staff of nurses, courtiers and tutors. Her now illegitimate half-sister, Lady Mary, was sent to wait on her. Queen Anne Boleyn visited her daughter at Hatfield on a few occasions.

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Ancient oak tree, Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire

Many ancient and veteran trees can be found in the parkland around Hatfield House, seat of the Marquis of Salisbury,

Queen Elizabeth 1st's Knitted Lace Silk Stockings in Hatfield House Museum by QunoSpotter, via Flickr

Elizabeth 1st's Stockings

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Hatfield House, Hatfield Hertfordshire, England, grounds

Hatfield House, Hatfield Hertfordshire, England, grounds

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Hatfield House by PirateDuchess at PicturesofEngland.com

Location of original oak tree under which Elizabeth I is said to have been standing when she heard of her sister Mary's death and her own succession to the English Throne. - Hatfield House at PicturesofEngland.com where you can explore the beautiful country of England with photos, history, facts, maps and more.

The 'Rainbow Portrait' of Queen Elizabeth I at Hatfield House.

The 'Rainbow Portrait' of Queen Elizabeth I at Hatfield House

The painting was commissioned by Robert Cecil for the Queen's visit of 1602 and is thought to have been painted by Isaac Oliver. Despite being near the end of the Queen's reign, the portrait as always shows her as young. As with many of the portraits from this era, this painting is full of symbolism. The eyes and ears shown on her cloak obviously indicate the Queen sees and hears everything. The serpent of wisdom is embroidered on her sleeve. The Queen holds a rainbow with the motto non sine…

The Great Hall at Hatfield House | by Jayembee69

The Great Hall at Hatfield House

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Hatfield's double-height library.

History and glamour at Hatfield House

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Portrait of Mary Amelia, first Marchioness of Salisbury, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1780.

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Portrait of Mary Amelia, first Marchioness of Salisbury, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1780.

The Cecil Papers, a collection of full-colour scanned documents, digitised directly from the original Cecil Papers manuscripts at Hatfield House Archives.    Almost 30,000 documents, assembled mainly by William Cecil, Lord Burghley and his son Robert, the 1st Earl of Salisbury, provide crucial insights into domestic politics and foreign affairs during the period 1520-1668.

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