Woodstock Palace was a royal residence in the English town of Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Henry I of England built a hunting lodge here and in 1129 he built seven miles of walls to create the first enclosed park, where lions and leopards were kept. The lodge became a palace under Henry's grandson, Henry II, who spent time here with his mistress, Rosamund Clifford. Important events that took place at the palace include:
  • The signing of the Treaty of Woodstock between Henry III of England and Llewelyn the Last (1247)
  • The birth of Edmund, youngest son of King Edward I of England (1301)
  • The birth of Edward, the Black Prince (1330)
  • The marriage of Mary Plantagenet, daughter of Edward III of England, to John V, Duke of Brittany (1361)
  • Imprisonment of the future Queen Elizabeth I of England (1554-55)
Woodstock Palace was destroyed during the English Civil War, and Blenheim Palace was later built nearby.

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