Chuki & Hitin | Hatfield House Wedding Hertfordshire
Hatfield House Wedding in Hertfordshire
Chuki & Hitin’s fantastic Hatfield House Wedding in Hertfordshire UK
Hatfield House is a large estate in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, on the east side. The estate includes expansive grounds and surviving fragments of a former palace. In 1611, Robert Cecil, the Chief Minister to King James I, built the Jacobean house. The house shows prodigy architecture. Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, the 7th Marquess of Salisbury, owns the house. It is a notable example of Jacobean architecture.
The old Royal Palace of Hatfield used to be on the property. The current house has only a part of it left. Queen Elizabeth I loved this palace. It was her childhood home. John Cardinal Morton built it in 1497. He was King Henry VII’s minister and served as the Archbishop of Canterbury (Bishop of Ely). The palace had four wings in a square shape around a courtyard. Henry VIII seized the palace, along with other church properties. The church of St Etheldreda’s in Old Hatfield was close by and served the bishop’s palace and the village.
King Henry VIII’s children, King Edward VI, and the future Queen Elizabeth I, grew up at Hatfield Palace. Mary I, his oldest daughter, lived there from 1533 to 1536 and then served Princess Elizabeth. She did not acknowledge Henry’s marriage to Anne Boleyn or his religious changes.
In 1548, when Elizabeth was 15, she agreed to marry Thomas Seymour. Edward VI’s agent, Robert Tyrwhitt, seized the house and her staff. She defended herself with wit and defiance. Seymour was executed in 1549 for many offenses against the crown. Queen Mary imprisoned her sister, Elizabeth, who then returned to Hatfield. She had spent two months in the Tower of London. According to them, Elizabeth learned she would become queen after Mary died. They gave the news at the Queen Elizabeth Oak on the estate. Yet, many consider this unlikely since Mary passed away in November. In November 1558, Elizabeth conducted her first Council of State in the Great Hall.