Banqueting House in London, United Kingdom

The Banqueting House in London is the only remaining component of the Palace of Whitehall, which was destroyed by fire in 1698. The Banqueting House is a 1622 addition to the original Whitehall Palace, which was first built around 1240. Right now the Banqueting House is most famous for the execution of Charles I in [read more]

Beatrice of England

The Ruins of Christ Church Greyfriars

This little gem is in the middle of busy London, near St. Paul’s Cathedral. Christ Church Greyfriars has its roots in the 13th century but the monastery was dissolved in 1538 and what remained of the medieval church was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666. A new church was built on the site, designed [read more]