A very summarised history of Greenwich Park can be found on the Royal Borough of Greenwich website:
- 1433 Park enclosed by Humphrey Duke of Gloucester.
- 1447 Park became property of the Crown on Humphrey’s death.
- 1510 Park stocked with deer for Henry VIII.
- 1661-1665 Park landscaped for Charles II.
- c.1730-1857 notorious Greenwich Fair held in the park.
More of its historical importance:
- Henry VIII was born here, in a palace that used to be where the Old Royal Naval College stands today. More on the history and importance of the palace can be found here.
- Henry VIII’s daughters, Mary I and Elizabeth I were also born here.
- Edward VI, Henry VIII’s son, died here.