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Old 09-13-2014, 05:28 PM
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Earlier today I visited Knole House in Sevenoaks, which I guess is a stately home with royal connections. It is now owned by the Sackville-West family (at present I do believe the 7th Baron Sackville and his family are residing there), although in Tudor Times Cardinal Wolsey 'gave' Knole to Henry VIII (apparently after much persuasion), where he spent a lot of time deer hunting, as did Elizabeth I. Most of the furniture which was unwanted by the RF in Stuart Times also ended up at Knole, there is a bedroom with a lot of Stuart furniture there.

Here are some photos of Knole:

Front view of the house ~ State bedroom ~ Another room ~ Prince Charles visiting Knole

And some more information from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knole_House
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Blenheim Palace:The Great War House on ITV tonight @ 9pm

'Real' Downton Abbey of Winston Churchill's Blenheim Palace to be revealed in new TV show - Telegraph
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Nonsuch was erected on the site of the church and village of Cuddington near Epsom in Surrey. Henry VIII had the village demolished. It was built at a cost of at least £24,000 in order to compete with Chambord in France, the palace of Henry's great rival, Francois i.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:19 AM
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1959 archaeology excavation on the foundations.

Nonsuch Palace - British Pathé
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:32 PM
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1959 archaeology excavation on the foundations.

Nonsuch Palace - British Pathé
An Ard Ri, Thank you for this extraordinary showing of the excavation! All the people worked very hard.
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:35 PM
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If you just post a couple of links to the website of it, it'll save you to have to post about it two lines at a time
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Old 11-08-2014, 07:43 PM
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I've been there. I remember being absolutely amazed that so much of it still stands and that it was that old. Very interesting and with a wonderful history. I'd love to visit again.
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Yes. Same here. It is still a rugged place and must have been awe-inspiring to the local peoples at its prime. Stone was used from the nearby dismantled Cistercian Abbey for the castle walls.
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:42 AM
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Skaill House is on one of the Orkney Islands, and allowed photography inside.

The guest book is open to Her Majesty's signature - I think she stayed overnight - and as you can see there are many Royal photos on the table.

Nearby is the famous Skara Brae archaeological dig, and it is very interesting to go from Neolithic homes in the ground to this house - still decorated as it was in the 1950s.

Here are a some of the photos I took.
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Wow... thanks Sun Lion
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Ludlow Castle


It was of course from Ludlow that the new young King, Edward V began his journey to London and was intercepted by his uncle Richard, Duke of Gloucester. It was in this castle that Arthur Prince of Wales died in 1501. Mary spent time at Ludlow when she was young and in the favour of her father King Henry VIII.

Hatfield House: Childhood Home of Queen Elizabeth I

Hatfield House and the older Royal Palace (the Banqueting Hall in the grounds,) are stunning.

Last but not least, Audley End which was bought by King Charles II as a retreat for himself and his friends.

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Old 12-14-2014, 01:14 AM
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Here are some photos I took of this castle, which is quite ruined, but is very large, positioned wonderfully with a small bay on one side and the main river on another - and which has a really good and really large museum in one section.

All the towers can be climbed - and even on a warm sunny day, are so high, they really catch the wind when you have access to the outside.
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Edward VIii, then Prince Edward, was invested as Prince of Wales at Caernarfon on what he described as 'a sweltering hot summer day....before some ten thousand people' in July 1911.

Edward, then a midshipman of 16, objected to having to wear a costume for the ceremony of white satin breeches and purple velvet mantle and surcoat edged with ermine, but was persuaded into it by his mother.

Lloyd George, the Welsh Chancellor of the Exchequer, whose idea it had been to hold the ceremony, taught the Prince some Welsh phrases that he could remember years later, among them 'Mor o gan yw Cymru I gyd' ('All Wales is a sea of song') which Lloyd George, whom Prince Edward liked, got him to repeat over and over.

At the ceremony Winston Churchill, then Home Secretary, proclaimed the Prince's titles. (He told him later that he'd practised them on the golf course) then, with the vast ruined castle as a backdrop, King George invested his son, putting on his head a coronet cap as a token of principality 'and into my hand the gold verge of government and on my middle finger the gold ring of responsibility.'

'Then, leading me by the hand through an archway to one of the towers of the battlements, he presented me to the people of Wales. Half fainting with heat and nervousness, I delivered the Welsh sentences that Mr Lloyd George, standing by in the ancient garb of Constable, had taught me.'

The above is from 'A King's Story', the memoirs of the Duke of Windsor, Pages 78-79.
Edward claimed that the ceremony made him realise that he recoiled from being required homage. I think he realised from his teens that he was not cut-out for kingship, and this ceremony spurred this realisation.
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Here are some of the photos I took when I visited Kew Palace.

There is no extra charge to visit here when you go to Kew Gardens.
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Interesting. Lovely photos, Sun Lion, thanks for posting those.

King George Iii adored Kew. He had a large observatory built, where he observed the Transit of Venus. George would stay at the Dutch House and would also drive over to the growing botanical gardens. At times he would relax in the thatched cottage Queen Charlotte had built. They would take tea there and listen to their daughters playing on the harpsichord and mandolin, or help them with their sketching.

It's sad that the palace King George planned for himself at Kew remained unfinished and was finally demolished by the Prince Regent in 1828.
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The restoration work carried out on Kew Palace was featured on the BBC documentary series Tales from the Palaces,which I re-watched a few months ago.

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Hever Castle

Great British Houses: Hever Castle - The Childhood Home of Anne Boleyn Eventually Owned by American William Waldorf Astor - Anglotopia.net
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Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester's home up for sale

Honiley Hall in Warwickshire goes on the market for £10MILLION* | Daily Mail Online
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An historic 14th century mansion which bears the signature of Henry VIII's doomed second wife Anne Boleyn etched into a window pane has gone up for sale for £3.5million.
The Grade-II listed Yaldham Manor, near Sevenoaks in Kent, was the setting for the courtship of one of history's most famous couples - with rumours the ill-fated lovers once danced together in the Great Hall while the King was still married to his first wife, Katherine of Aragon.
The manor, set in 30 acres, is now on sale with Strutt and Parker estate agents for £3.5million.
The eight-bedroom home is best known for its 14th-century great hall, which also features a large Tudor window, and its impressive ornamental chimneys.
Yaldham Manor where Henry VIII wooed Anne Boleyn on sale for £3.5m | Daily Mail Online
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James V’s lost tapestries recreated at Stirling Castle


A 14-year project to recreate James V's tapestries has been completed at Stirling Castle | History Extra
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