After William’s death, the British crown passed to the Hanoverians. The advent of this new royal family saw a decline in the use of Hampton Court. 133 more words
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The accession to the throne of William III saw a programme of new royal building works including the building of Kensington Palace.
In 1689 William III commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to build a new palace wing at Hampton Court, although Wren was eventually replaced by one of his assistants as the King deemed Wren’s plans too expensive. 227 more words
A short vacation in London.
And a lot of good wine.
I bought a bottle of “grower’s” champagne from a local Co-Op (high street grocer) which was palatable and pleasant and came through on my credit card statement at $28 Canadian. 329 more words