Explore the fascinating story of Rycote Park through our timeline.
Learn more about Rycote's medieval origins, the rise and decline of the great Tudor mansion, its royal visitors and its place in local and British history.
Henry VIII's honeymoon
In August 1540 Henry VIII visited Rycote with his new bride, Katherine Howard, on their summer progress.
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From prisoner to Queen: Entertaining Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I’s long association with Rycote began when she arrived as a prisoner.
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James VI of Scotland succeeded to the English throne as James I in 1603 and made his first visit to Rycote on 30 August 1612.
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Charles I and Rycote
Due to an outbreak of the plague in London, Charles I was forced to reconvene the first Parliament of his reign in Oxford on 1 August 1625. The King and his court moved to Rycote.
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