Berkhamsted Castle | Edmund, Earl of Cornwall creates the Deer Park

Berkhamsted Castle

Edmund, Earl of Cornwall creates the Deer Park

Edmund, the 2nd Earl of Cornwall encloses former common land to the north of Berkhamsted Castle to create a new deer park. For centuries, kings and nobles hunt deer here, providing sport for royalty and venison for the Castle larders. It is later expanded by Dukes of Cornwall: by Edward the Black Prince in 1337, and again in 1612 by Charles Stuart (later King Charles I).

 
 

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