Charlecote Park, Warwickshire
Charlecote Park, WarwickshireCharlecote Park, just four miles east of Stratford, was the home of Sir Thomas Lucy, an ardent supporter of the Queen and a staunch Protestant.
If the poaching myth is to be believed, Charlecote Park was the site of young William's beating and imprisonment.
Charlecote Park is now managed by British Heritage:
Charlecote Park landscape"A splendid, expansive house Charlecote is both historically and architecturally significant, and is still inhabited by descendants of the Lucy family. The present house, was undertaken by Thomas Lucy (later to become Sir Thomas Lucy), whose family had owned property there since the 12th century. Building commenced in 1551, and the east front still retains much of its Elizabethan form..."