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The story of Kensington Palace. Image: Kensington, to the west of London, has always been an attractive royal retreat, as evoked in this image of the palace and grounds from the 1750s. Transforming Nottingham House. In 1689, the King and Queen commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to draw up plans, but the Queen herself, excited by the project, took charge of the project to transform this little house into a palace. Next tours: 08 February 2020. Hampton Court Palace.
The Courtiers Kensington Palace is now most famous as the former home of Diana, Princess of Wales, but the palace's glory days came between 1714 and 1760, during the reigns of George I and II.
The Secret History of Kensington Palace. Kensington Palace, set in the middle of its famous gardens. Courtiers having tea at Lord Harrington’s house. Those who have a curiosity to see courts and courtiers dissected must bear with the dirt they find. The King’s Grand Staircase, leading up to the state apartments at Kensington Palace. Peter the Wild Boy and Dr Arbuthnot. Mohammed and his colleague Mustapha, two of George I’s most trusted servants.
Kensington Palace began to inch into royal favour when William III and Mary II adopted it as their summer home after . It was this vast painting which was to be the starting point of Lucy Worsley’s Courtiers: The Secret History Of Kensington Palace.
Kensington Palace began to inch into royal favour when William III and Mary II adopted it as their summer home after they had chased Mary’s father James II from the English throne. It was subsequently used by Mary’s sister Queen Anne, who was endlessly pregnant and unable to provide an heir. On her death the palace fell into the hands of the incoming Hanoverian dynasty. As chief curator of the Historic Royal Palaces charity Worsley couldn’t have been in a better position to winkle out the secrets of one of the palaces under her aegis.
Lucy Worsley explorers the glamorous world of Kensington Palace during the Georgian period. Told through the eyes of a courtier,an insider's guide society. The Georgians through a courtiers view. Written by Lucy Worsley, chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces.
Kensington Palace is most famous as the home of Diana, Princess of Wales, but there’s much more to it than that. Another rather curious episode revolves around the missing letters in the courtier John Hervey’s letter book. It’s one of the great undiscovered secrets of London, because most people don’t even realise that it’s open to visitors, or that it contains objects and stories covering the whole of royal history from the seventeenth century onwards. Ancestor of the various frivolous Herveys of Ickworth House who are active upon today’s social scene, he was a likewise a great socialite, but nearly lost everything though his weakness for young men.
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The Telegraph, Books of the Year 2010. I’ve always been intrigued by the King’s Grand Staircase at Kensington Palace, painted by William Kent in the 1720s with the portraits of no less than forty-five servants working in the royal household.
Successful courtiers needed level heads and cold hearts; their secrets were never safe. Lucy is the author of Courtiers: The Secret History of Kensington Palace and Cavalier: A Tale of Chivalry, Passion and Great Houses. Among them, a Vice Chamberlain with many vices, a Maid of Honour with a secret marriage, a pushy painter, an alcoholic equerry, a Wild Boy, a penniless poet, a dwarf comedian, two mysterious turbaned Turks and any number of discarded royal mistresses. An eye-opening portrait of a group of royal servants, Courtiers also throws new light on the dramatic life of George II and Queen Caroline at Kensington Palace.
I've just finished reading, Courtiers, The Secret History of Kensington Palace, by Lucy Worsley, and for all of you history buffs out there, and for those of you who want to become one, I can't recommend it enough! About the Book. Kensington Palace is now most famous as the former home of Diana, Princess of Wales, but the palace's glory days came between 1714 and 1760, during the reigns of George I and II. In the eighteenth century, this palace was a world of skulduggery, intrigue, politicking, etiquette, wigs, and beauty spots, where fans whistled open like switchblades and.
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