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Old 08-31-2016, 01:35 AM
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Blair Castle in Scotland where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert once stayed, and where The Queen visited in 2015.

Here are a few photos I took in 2014.
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:37 AM
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A few more photos from my visit to Blair Castle.
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Old 09-11-2016, 01:26 PM
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Clandon Park fire: Remains of 18th century mansion solve the mystery as to when it was built

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Selby Abbey in Yorkshire was reputed to be the birthplace in September 1068 of the future king Henry I.
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:01 PM
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Lost Raphael Madonna painting found at the Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair seat in Aberdeenshire.

Lost Raphael masterpiece 'discovered at stately home'
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:29 PM
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Lost Raphael Madonna painting found at the Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair seat in Aberdeenshire.

Lost Raphael masterpiece 'discovered at stately home'
Read the article. The quotes (IMO) lead one to believe that the artwork somehow should not have been found there. As if it had been previously been stolen or appropriated in the past. There is no hint of that in the article. In fact the Raphael is mentioned as previously not known.
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:35 PM
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Clandon Park fire: Remains of 18th century mansion solve the mystery as to when it was built

Clandon Park fire: Remains of 18th century mansion solve the mystery as to when it was built - Get Surrey
truly sad what happened to clandon park. i remember visiting. it was a fine house. i hope they can put together a good set of photographs of what it looked like for historic purposes.
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Two years after Henry I's demise, his widow, Queen Adelaide of Louvain, married William d'Albini, the Earl of Arundel. He built Castle Rising in Norfolk to mark his promoted status as consort of the Queen of England.
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Henry VIII's Lost Palace : V&A acquires earliest picture of Henry VIII’s lost palace of Nonsuch


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Memo to V and A - please sell oversize prints, because that's an excellent print and a desirable format to scale up in size. I have a wall in mind...
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Tasmania has many grand historical homes - most of which are still in private hands and are not open to the general public.

One such place is Mona Vale - known to older Tasmanians as "The Calendar House" as it is said to have three hundred and sixty-five windows, (365 days per year), fifty-two rooms, (52 weeks per year), twelve chimneys, (12 months per year), four staircases, (4 seasons per year) and seven entrances, (7 days per week).

It has hosted many famous people such as Noel Coward and Lord Kitchener over the years, and not only a son of Queen Victoria, (who was the Duke of Edinburgh at the time), but also the future King George VI and future Queen Mother, when they were the Duke and Duchess of York.

The Duke and Duchess spent a couple of private nights at Mona Vale/The Calendar House in 1927 and planted two oak trees in the grounds of the estate.

These oaks were grown from acorns taken from the oak tree that had been planted by the Duke of Edinburgh during his visit to the property back in the 1880s.

(The bed he slept in was also used by Albert and Elizabeth.)

The Duke went on a kangaroo hunt while staying there and repeated the experience the next day as it had been so enjoyable.

To thank the staff of the house for their service during the visit, the Duke and Duchess presented the butler with a gold tie-pin and the cook with a brooch, with the royals initials in diamonds, and a signed menu card.

(In diamonds!!! Wonder if that still happens.)

There were passenger trains running in Tassie in those days, so the Royals departed for Hobart by rail as their hosts and others sang "For They Are Jolly Good Fellows" to them.

In fact, the train was greeted along it's way south - the house is in what is called the Midlands of Tasmania, just south of Ross - and the Duke and Duchess appeared, to acknowledge the locals as they travelled through various towns.

As it is a private residence, the only photos on the internet are old black and white ones from the National Trust - but still worth a look if you find architecture, and the history of fine buildings, interesting.
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:59 PM
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Photos of Mona Vale House in Tasmania - see above post #132.

Also, of the then Duke of York planting his oak in the garden, and of the future King and future Queen Mother, on their tour of Tasmania in 1927.


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http://www.utas.edu.au/library/compa...es/Cameron.jpg

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Thornbury Castle, once home to Henry VIII and his new bride Anne Boleyn, is now on the market for £8.5 million.

For sale: The castle where Henry VIII spent his honeymoon*
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:02 PM
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King George V and Queen Mary visited South Yorkshire from 8 to 12 July 1912, and stayed at Wentworth Woodhouse for four days.

Grandest stately home saved for the Nation - Wentworth Woodhouse sale completes

Wentworth Woodhouse to be refurbished after £7m sale agreed - BBC News
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An introduction to Bolsover Castle
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Rose Hall is one of only a handful - fifteen to eighteen - of the so-called "Great Houses" of Jamaica left standing from the hundreds berfore the slave revolts.

Charles and Camilla visited Rose Hall during their tour of the island, and a very large photo of them is on display in what is now called The Pub, the bar area of what was once the cellars and cells of the house.

Here are a few photos I took when I was there recently -
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Rose Hall -
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Wonderful breeze from the Trade Winds coming from the Carribean Sea through all the open windows -
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Wonderful gardens. A mongoose was running about as well.
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