Thame Local History
Elizabethan Dates (1560 - 1603)

1564 Thame Church altar removed by Elizabethan reform. References
1566 Queen Elizabeth I visited the Norreys family at Rycote Palace, with Robert Dudley, and knighted Henry Norreys. More
1567 Sir John Thynne, who had acquired the prebend of Thame, began building Longleat House in Wiltshire. More
1568 Queen Elizabeth I again at Rycote Palace. More
1569 Work began on Thame Grammar School. More
1570 Queen Elizabeth I again at Rycote Palace. More
Thame Grammar School opened. More
1572 Queen Elizabeth I made Sir Henry Norreys Baron Norreys at Rycote Palace. More
Sir Francis Knollys erected mansion in Thame High Street.
Sir Richard Wenman, son-in-law to the late John Williams, died. More
1575 Grammar School statute published and royal licence granted by Elizabeth I.
New College Oxford took over running of Grammar School. More
New College received rent for the Saracens Head. More
1577 People from Aylesbury were forbidden to attend Thame's Michaelmas fair as there was plague in Aylesbury.
1587 The Corn Returns for Thame.
1588 Robert Dudley wrote 'his last letter' to Queen Elizabeth I from Rycote Palace. More
1592 Queen Elizabeth I received letters from Norreys sons at Rycote Palace. More
Thame's annual Michaelmas fair was cancelled for fear of the London merchants brought by the Queen's visit bringing the plague.
The Dormer family sold Baldington manor, comprising a large part of Thame. References More
1596 Richard Wenman, grandson of John Williams' son-in-law, knighted at Cadiz. More
Thame supplied one of the leaders of an abortive agrarian revolt. References

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