"Ashridge was situated on high ground, surrounded by the woods and rich hunting forests of Hertfordshire"

Ashridge, in Hertfordshire, was seized by Henry VIII as part of his Dissolution of the Monasteries and later acquired by Elizabeth, who as princess, was arrested for treason while there in 1552.  The area retains part of the original forest and is situated in the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty


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