Berkhamsted Castle | Richard II

Berkhamsted Castle

1377: Richard II

Richard, son of Edward the Black Prince, is crowned King Richard II at the age of ten. Richard grants Berkhamsted Castle to his favourite court companion, Robert de Vere, Duke of Ireland.  Richard also becomes royal patron of St Peter’s Church in Berkhamsted, and the Rector, John de Waltham. becomes a favourite and close friend of the king.


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