Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603) Queen of England and Ireland.
Elizabeth stayed at Oatlands Palace on many of her lengthy progresses around the country. On one occasion she stayed in Weybridge to escape the plague in London.
The Queen was a keen huntress, and took advantage of the extensive grounds around Oatlands. The French Ambassador, Monsieur La Motte, gave a dramatic account of her prowess in 1571.
Elizabeth also made some improvements to the Palace. She had a jousting house added, and in 1569 ordered the Earl of Leicester's (Robert Dudley) rooms to be redecorated.