Henry VIII Wine Cellar
London Attractions : London Sightseeing
Henry VIII was famous for a lot of things, but one of his lesser known exploits was his adoption of Whitehall after kicking Cardinal Wolsey, the previous tennant, out. Henry VIII constructed a huge wine cellar in 1536 to stock wine delivered from France.
This wine was almost exclusively for the King's own consumption. After his death in 1547, Elizabeth I took over control of Whitehall and the building came to be used more as a place of military planning.
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