Frequently Asked Questions
11. Please could you tell me the names of the palaces Queen Elizabeth I lived in.
(Please note there is now a section dedicated to the Queen's Palaces: The Queen's Palaces)
This is a list of Queen Elizabeth's principal residences. They were all in or near the centre of power, London.
Palace of Hatfield (Most of this was demolished in the early 17th century and replaced with Hatfield House)
Palace of Enfield
Elizabeth was also kept a prisoner for a year in Woodstock Manor in Oxfordshire between 1554-1555. She was lodged in the gatehouse as the house itself was uninhabitable.
Hampton Court Palace (Much of this still exists)
Greenwich Palace(no longer in existence)
Richmond Palace(Only fragments survive)
Windsor Castle(still survives)
Nonsuch Palace(no longer in existence)
Palace of St James(Fragments survive)
The Tower of London(officially a royal residence in Tudor times, but used to house traitors and prisoners)
Palace of Westminster(now Houses of Parliament)