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4 Annotations

First Reading

Nix  •  Link

Cranbourne Lodge -- now (still) "a private residence belonging to the Crown"…

"The building has had many interesting associations over the years. Anne Hyde, the mother of Queens Mary II and Anne, was born here in 1637. The diarist, Samuel Pepys, visited many times to see the Treasurer of the Navy Board in the 1660s. Later, the Duke of Cumberland moved in when Cumberland Lodge was being renovated at the height of his patronage of Royal horse-racing. The famous racehorse, Eclipse, was born in the field below the tower in 1764. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the story of Princess Charlotte who was locked up in the tower in 1814 for having fallen in love with a minor Prussian prince who was thought to be beneath her!"

Second Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Cranbourne Lodge was a keeper's lodge for the royal hunting grounds of Cranbourne Chase, once adjoining but now part of Windsor Great Park in the English county of Berkshire. All that remains of it today is the Grade II* listed[1] Cranbourne Tower.…

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

The Surveyor of the Navy, Sir Thomas Aylesbury, was the Keeper of the Chase in the 1630s and his granddaughter, Anne Hyde, was born at Cranbourne Lodge in 1637. Cranbourne remained her childhood home until the age of 12, when the Parliamentary victory at Windsor during the first Civil War gave the Lodge into the possession of Captain James Whitelocke (eldest son of Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke). After the Restoration, Anne Hyde's father, now the Lord Chancellor and the 1st Earl of Clarendon, was given Cranbourne Lodge as a retreat from public life. It was rebuilt in 1665.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link…

"After the Restoration, Anne Hyde's father, the 1st Earl of Clarendon, had it as a retreat from public life. The diarist, Samuel Pepys, visited many times when his superior, Sir George Carteret, Treasurer of the Navy Board, was the Keeper in the 1660s. They would walk together in the Great Park discussing Navy business. Once his guide got lost on the way there and Pepys had to navigate by the moon. When he eventually arrived, the lodge was in the middle of being rebuilt. There was no way in and he had to ascend a ladder up to Carteret's bedroom and climb in at the window.

"John Evelyn tells us of a great dinner given for Charles II there in 1674.

"Lord Ranelagh, the Paymaster General of the Army, lived at the lodge in the 1690s. He amassed a huge fortune under rather dubious circumstances and spent much of it improving the park and gardens at Cranbourne, as well as founding Ranelagh School in Winkfield and now Bracknell. "

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