Berkhamsted, Monk's Garden, Ashridge College c.1960

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Edward I granted Berkhamsted to his second queen, Margaret of France. On her death, Isabella, queen of Edward II, succeeded to the Manor. In 1337 Edward III gave the castle to his son Edward, the Black Prince, as part of the newly created Duchy of Cornwall. The castle is still part of the Duchy of Cornwall's estate today. King John of France was imprisoned here after the battle of Poitiers in 1356. In 1361 the Black Prince married Joan, the Fair Maid of Kent, and they honeymooned in Berkhamsted. The castle had an extensive deer park, which was a favourite hunting ground for the prince. A brass commemorating John Raven, squire to the Black Prince, can be seen in St Peter's Church; he is remembered in the road name Raven's Lane to this day.

Memories of Berkhamsted

Paul

Hi, I was christened here at St Peter's Church and lived in Berkhamsted for 21 years.

A memory of Berkhamsted by Paul Kirby

Northchurch High Street

I recently started to research my family tree. I myself have been living in Northchurch for 19 years. I was very suprised to find that my grandfather was born in Cheddington and raised there, as were his siblings, parents and family going way back. Imagine my suprise when I found that one of my great uncles was ...Read full memory

Grandmother's Birthplace

When, after my marriage, I went to live in Berkhamsted in late 1970 I had no idea that I was to find out that my Grandmother, Dorothy Flowers had been born here at Ashridge House. Her father was coachman to Lord Brownlow, who at that time owned Ashridge, Belton House in Lincolnshire and a London home in Carlton ...Read full memory

I Was Born In This House 25/6/46

Would anybody remember anything about my family, we left Berkhamsted in 1948?

A memory of Berkhamsted

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