Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
The Lodge is situated in Epping Forest and was built in 1543 for King Henry VIII. It was later renovated by order of Queen Elizabeth I.
The royal party would have been entertained at the lodge on the upper floors where they would get a better view of the forest. The hunted animals were herded to run past the lodge were they could be shot at from the lodge.
The structure wouldn't have been enclosed as it is now, but more of an open frame, decorated with flags and banners when a hunt was taking place.
1589 - Preparing for the Hunt
We protrayed the lodge in preparation for the arrival of a hunting party. Lots of food and drink being brought in to the building, whilst the carpenter carries out repairs on the structure.