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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


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


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

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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

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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

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The Truth-Loving Princess Caroline

In the autumn of 1714 Princess Caroline of Great Britain traveled from Herrenhausen in Hanover to her new home at St. James’s Palace in London. A few months before, her grandfather… 2,047 more words

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When the Germans Arrived in Britain

On Sunday, we examined the religious friction that defined the Stuarts, finally prompting the Glorious Revolution. The story ends with the death of Queen Anne in 1714 and the end of the Stuart line, but it’s worth zooming in on this time and examining how extraordinary the beginning the House of Hanover truly was. 2,885 more words

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