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Hampton Court Palace

Today I am going to write about one of the finest historical palaces in England, Hampton Court. Despite spending years of my childhood obsessed with the Tudors and events that took place within the palace walls, it took me until my 25th year to visit it. 1,830 more words

Caroline of Ansbach Before Britain

The last time we touched on Caroline of Ansbach we were covering her and her husband’s horrific relationship with their eldest son, Prince Frederick of Wales. 1,848 more words

The House Of Hanover

Hampton Court Palace: The Chocolate Kitchen

During my recent visit to Hampton Court Palace I paid a quick visit to their Chocolate Kitchens. They were originally built for William III and Mary II towards the end of the seventeenth century when the Palace was re-designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the Baroque style. 403 more words

History

English Armchairs.

An exquisite pair of George II burl walnut armchairs comprising back rail stamped with initial and arms terminating in eagles heads. Circa 1730.

Location: Maison Felice. 63 more words

Antiques

George II & Caroline of Ansbach’s Hatred for Their Eldest Son

Few dynamics within the Royal Family are as strange as that between the monarch and heir. Never was this more abundantly clear than when George I… 3,434 more words

Prince Of Wales

The Accession of George II & Caroline of Ansbach

In June 1727, 13 years into his reign, George I cheerfully left England for Hanover, grateful as always for any excuse to leave the British behind for the order and privacy of his beloved Electorate. 1,008 more words

The House Of Hanover

The Extraordinary Case of George I's Wife, Sophia Dorothea of Celle

The story of George I’s marriage to Sophia Dorothea of Celle sounds like the plot of fiction, or at the very least, as though it’s from another time… 2,096 more words

The House Of Hanover