Wednesday, 28 December 2016

I am not the only one!

I watched Dan Cruickshank’s documentary ‘Opening the Palace Doors’.  Historical items from different palaces are stored in Hampton Court on the upper floors. 

The curator revealed her favorite piece was the green tile fragment from Henry VIII’s sauna bath in Whitehall Palace. She enthused over this glimpse into the private world of his palace as the elaborate public life of the Tudor King is well-known.

https://www.knowledge.ca/program/genius-palaces

6 comments:

  1. Joanna.
    Given that all the Royal families are linked in one way or another, I wonder what Russian treasures might be stored at some of the English palaces?
    Ghostie x.

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  2. The Windsor Royal Collection is constantly uploading their amazing site which includes Russian items.

    I would love to research family archives, they are a treasure trove. For example, the Duchess of Sutherland who was admired by both Nicholas II and George V, attended balls etc in the Winter Palace. Can you imagine what her archives may contain of her life in St. Petersburg - letters, diaries, photos.

    Oh to one day see archives open and publish online their family's stories of life in St. Petersburg and best of all - the Winter Palace!

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  3. I didn't know that! Is it accessible to everyone? Because if it is I might go and have a look.
    A researcher's dream, maybe one day soon they'll publish the family stories and you'll no doubt be in seventh heaven :)
    As you have been doing all this research on The Winter Palace for so long maybe it might be worth contacting them ( i don't necessarily know who?) and asking if you could have a look at the archives? The worst thing they could say is, no.
    Ghostie x.

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  4. I am contacting family archives; one especially due to what I will be revealing in my book.

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  5. I don't know if you would be interested in it, but I watched a doco the other night about Prince Phillip, titled: Prince Phillip: The Plot to make a king. I was also watching a show called: Restoration Man and the presenter of the show, George Clarke happened to mention that Tsarina Alexandra use to frequent a spa in Harrogate, how often did Nicholas II & Alexandra or any other members of the royal family make the trip to Britain?
    Ghostie x.

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  6. Alexandra was in Harrogate for a cure in 1894. Before her marriage she would frequently spend time in Britain with her grandmother Queen Victoria. After their marriage, Nicholas & Alexandra were in Balmoral in September 1896. Nicholas had been at the wedding of George V in 1893 and he visited his fiancee Alix in Windsor and Osborne June/July 1894. They were also at Cowes but I can't remember the year at the moment (need to look at Nicholas' diaries).

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