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All posts tagged "Palaces and Buildings"

  • The lost royal ‘zoo’ at Windsor

    Royal menageries became homes for the many animals that were given in previous centuries as political presents from their respective countries...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms5th July 2018
  • To sleep at a palace: Schönbrunn’s Grand Suite

    The imperial palace of Schönbrunn in the western suburb of Hietzing on the outskirts of Vienna, was the summer residence of...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms2nd July 2018
  • The Quire at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor

    The Quire of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor is an area extraordinarily rich in the history of the English Monarchy, yet this...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms17th May 2018
  • The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace

    The Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace first and foremost is the name of the Chapel Royal, that establishment of the...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms17th May 2018
  • The Queen’s Chapel, St James’s

    On 21 September 1662, Samuel Pepys entered the following words into his excellent Restoration diary: “The Queen coming by in her...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms16th May 2018
  • Queen Charlotte: A British Queen, 1818-2018

    This year marks the 200th anniversary of the death of the German-born British Queen Charlotte, consort of George III (1744-1818). Her...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms5th April 2018
  • Queen Victoria’s wedding

    “Oh! This was the happiest day of my life!” With these words, Queen Victoria described her wedding day in her diary...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms3rd March 2018
  • Mozart’s first royal performance

    Mozart’s musical debut, anticipating his journey to the imperial court at Vienna by seven months, took place, somewhat predictably, before royalty....

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms10th February 2018
  • Rooms that make history: Mary II and The Queen’s Bed Chamber at Kensington Palace

    One of English history’s ‘forgotten’ queens, is actually one who was arguably among the most loved. This was Mary II, the joint...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms18th January 2018
  • Louisa: The British-born Queen of Denmark and Norway

    Louisa, fifth and youngest daughter of the British King George II and his consort, Queen Caroline, became Queen of Denmark and...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms19th December 2017
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