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Richard II, Henry Yevele and a New Royal Mansion on the Thames


Bennett, MJ, Richard II, Henry Yevele and a New Royal Mansion on the Thames, The Antiquaries Journal, 82 pp. 343-348. ISSN 0003-5815 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1017/S000358150007387X


A payment to a mason sent to Richard II in Ireland in December 1394 provides evidence of a proposal to build a new or substantially new royal residence at Isleworth, Surrey. The mansion was presumably intended as a replacement for the palace of Sheen, shortly to be demolished on the king's orders. The mason carried with him a model prepared by Henry Yevele and Hugh Herland. This entry in the issue rolls of the Exchequer thus offers an interesting perspective on Richard's domestic plans following Queen Anne's death at Sheen, and rare documentation of the use of architectural models in late medieval England. Further, it offers some support for the view that Yevele was actively involved in design work in the 1390s, and that Richard took a close interest in royal building projects. © 2002, The Society of Antiquaries of London. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:British history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Bennett, MJ (Professor Michael Bennett)
ID Code:24864
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-02

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