The painted hall in the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London. The buildings was built between 1696 and 1712 by Christopher Wren. Originaly the palace of Placentia (birthplace of Mary I and Elizabeth I) stood there, but was destroyed during the English civil war. At first the building was established as a residential home for injured sailors, as les Invalides in Paris, then became a training establishment of the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy finally left the College in 1998. London, Greenwich.