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Hatfield House, a London Prodigy

Hatfield House is a country house located about an hour's drive from London that you may well recognise if you have watched the recent film 'The Favourite', much of which was shot here. The film portrayed the life of Queen Anne who never actually lived here, although there was originally a Royal Palace in the grounds where Queen Elizabeth I grew up, of which a significant section remains to this day and is immediately identifiable by the typically Tudor diagonal patterns of darkened bricks in the walls as you walk towards the main entrance. It is said that it was in the extensive grounds where Elizabeth discovered that she would be the next Queen in 1558. The principal house dates from a few

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