Penshurst Place was built 1338 by Sir John de Pulteney.
Baron's Hall completed 1341.
It was home of
Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham.
It was forfeit to the crown when the 3rd Duke was executed 1521.
After Penshurst was forfeit to crown,
Henry VIII used stay there while courting
Anne Boleyn at nearby
Hever Castle (they mar 1533).
The Baron's Hall, Penshurst,
"showing the screen with minstrels' gallery over it, and the brazier for fire in the middle".
From A Student's History of England
by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1916).
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