he location of the medieval Whitehall Palace lies to the north of the current Houses of Parliament on the west side of the River Thames. It occupied the land between Westminster Abbey, built by Edward the Confessor, and the city of London futher up the Thames to the north-east. In medieval times there were fields between the Abbey and the city and a road ran between the two. It was on this road that Hubert de Burgh purchased land from the Abbey and built himself a mansion.
King Henry VIII died at Whitehall Palace at the age of 55. He was buried in St. George's Chapel Windsor next to Jane Seymour, his favourite wife.
3D Virtual Reconstructions
Transport yourself back up to a thousand years and explore historical buildings as they may have appeared in the past. Built using the popular game development tool Unity 3D, these reconstructions will run in the most of the popular web browsers on your desktop or laptop computer.
Uncover the lives of the hundreds of kings, queens, lords, ladies, barons, earls, archbishops and rebels who made the medieval people an exciting period of history to live through.
Selection of references used:
1. John E.N. Hearsey, Bridge, Church and Palace In Old London, 1961