National Geographic : 1968 Nov
In the spring of 1555 Mary had Elizabeth brought from Woodstock to Hampton Court, where she remained in close custody for a few weeks. At length Elizabeth was allowed to move to Hatfield, in Hertfordshire, where she had spent much of her youth. It is pleasant to think of Elizabeth waiting the turn of fortune's wheel in this attractive spot 18 miles north of London. The great house that tourists visit was built after Eliza beth's death. But a portion of the Old Palace 684 where she lived still stands. The estate is now owned by the Marquess of Salisbury, a lineal descendant of Lord Burghley, Elizabeth's most trusted adviser. After breasting the tide of traffic, I relished the peace of the gardens at Hatfield. Tulips glowed in vivid beds, and lilacs in full bloom hung over the walls of the sunken garden. Miss Clare Talbot, Lord Salisbury's librarian, an old friend, met me as I entered. "What are you up to?" she asked.