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Hyde Park is the largest green space in central London at just over 350 acres. It is now famous for the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, and other things associated with Princess Diana. However its history is immense as it is known to go back before the Norman invasion in 1066. King Henry VIII then got the land off the canons of Westminster Abbey in 1536 and kept it as a deer park and hunting ground for himself. King Charles I in 1637 finally opened it to the public. It also hosted the Great Exhibition in 1851 in the infamous Crystal Palace. This was then moved to Sydenham Hill in southeast London; and the area became known as Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace burnt down on November 30th, 1936 Please come with me on a walk around one of London's Great Royal Parks.
Apr 13, 2011 12:40 AM CST
|Thank you my friend for this, Hyde park was and is one of my favorite places. Now tears just fill my eyes and I just can't go on.|
Fortune favors the brave.
Morning Glory Club International and Garden Rooms
Apr 13, 2011 3:38 AM CST
|Dear Jon. I am glad you enjoyed it that is all that matters.|
You and the family keep well.
Regards from all of us in England.