July 29th 1134
Its the holidays! Of course, just for the very wealthy. King Henry I is visiting, he usually comes up to Oxford to get away from the noise of London and do some hunting. Beaumont Palace, just outside the Northgate, is swarming with his courtiers, all very full of themselves. Funny to think that in just 200 years there won’t be much left of the building. Henry does prefer his hunting lodge out in Woodstock though – further away from the town riff-raff! Rumours are he keeps lions and camels there, I must pop out to have a look.