Hatfield House is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury and their family. The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, the house having been completed in 1611. It was built by Robert Cecil, first Earl of Salisbury and son of Lord Burghley, the chief minister of Elizabeth I. The deer park surrounding the house and the older building of the Old Palace had been owned by Elizabeth’s father, Henry VIII, who had used it as a home for his children, Edward, Elizabeth and Mary. The Library houses an extensive collection of more than 10,000 volumes, dating from the 16th century to the present day, and the archives contain extensive collections of Cecil family papers.
To learn more about the Hatfield House, please visit their website.
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