Palace Yard, King James II, Priory Row Coventry, King James I, Coombe Abbey
The Palace Yard courtyard in Priory Row Coventry circa 1936 The yard dates from the 16th century and as the name suggests, has Royal connections. The most significant event occurred in 1605 whilst the gunpowder plot was underway. Princess Elizabeth, whos father King James I had only been on the throne for two years, had been living at Coombe Abbey, but when her life appeared to be under threat, she was moved here for safe keeping. It was this event along with the visit and stay here of King James II in 1687 that led to the name Palace Yard". The Yard was destroyed by a German high explosive bomb on the night of 14th - 15th November 1940"
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