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Historic Royal Palaces

This amazing pic of the   #TowerOfLondon   at sunrise by   @nicholas_dunbar77   is our favourite   #PalacePhoto   this week โ˜€๏ธ These distinctive weather vanes that crown the White Tower date from 1669, added during the reign of Charles II ๐Ÿ‘‘ .   #photooftheweek     #potw     #sunrise     #silhouette     #londonhistory     #london     #weather     #morning  

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For years, an incredibly rare Tudor treasure lay tucked away in a church in the rural hamlet of Bacton. This altar cloth has long been associated with Elizabeth I through Blanche Parry, her long time servant who was born in Bacton. Now, new research has uncovered that this is in fact part of a dress worn by someone of the highest nobility at the Elizabethan court. Evidence points directly to the wardrobe of Elizabeth I, making it the only known surviving example of Elizabeth's clothing. See the Lost Dress of Elizabeth I in a new exhibition at Hampton Court Palace from 12 October 2019 - 23 February 2020. Link in bio. . . . .   #TheLostDress     #HamptonCourtPalace     #ElizabethI     #Elizabeth     #tudor     #tudorfashion     #exhibition     #bactonaltarcloth     #bacton     #tudordress     #elizabethan  

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Wed 18 Sept is   #AskACurator   day! ๐ŸŽ‰ Historic Buildings Curator Alfred Hawkins will be joining us to take your questions on Twitter and Instagram 3-4pm BST. What would you like to know about the   #TowerofLondon  ,   #BanquetingHouse   and our other palaces? ๐Ÿฐ Start sending in your questions! . . .   #ama     #askacurator2019     #history     #heritage     #archaeology     #HamptonCourtPalace     #KensingtonPalace     #HillsboroughCastle     #KewPalace     @askacurator     #palaces  


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Queen Caroline's State bed is undergoing conservation in our studios at   #HamptonCourtPalace  . Out of the 41 textile components of the bed, the first to undergo conservation are the finials โ€“ the four urn-shaped features adorning the tester. โ€œThis was a unique opportunity to get up close to parts of the bed that are impossible to access without a scaffold.โ€ Read the blog: link in bio! bit.ly/blog-finials . . .   #hamptoncourt     #conservation     #statebed     #secretsofastatebed     #queencaroline     #history     #textilehistory  

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Sunset over the Long Water at   #HamptonCourtPalace   ๐Ÿ’› Thanks to beartomcat55 on Twitter for tagging this stunning   #PalacePhoto   ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ“ธ Tag your pictures to join in next time! . . .   #photography     #sunset     #photographer     #photooftheweek     #photocompetition     #sun     #nature     #hamptoncourt  

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This design is by David Sassoon for Diana, Princess of Wales; it depicts a patchwork wrap dress that Diana wore to the opening of   #LondonFashionWeek   in 1985. It was an unusual choice for a princess, but as she explained, โ€˜Sometimes I can be a little outrageous, which is quite nice. Sometimes.โ€™ See a new selection of sketches now on display at Kensington Palace. . . .   #londonfashionweek2019     #LFW     #LFW2019     #LFW19     #Diana     #PrincessDiana     #fashion     #design     #DavidSassoon  

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In the heart of the magnificent Botanical Gardens at Kew is a little kitchen garden that belongs to Kew Palace. The veg grown here are 18th century varieties and the produce supplies the old Royal Kitchens. Take a tour with gardener Dennis Mantle - follow the link in our bio. . . .   #KewGardens     #KitchenGarden     #history     #historicalplants     #gardening     #gardens     #growing     #autumn  

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On 10 September 1515, Thomas Wolsey, an influential adviser to Henry VIII, was created cardinal. He had started building   #hamptoncourt   Palace in 1514, the same year he was made Archbishop of York. The palace's splendour led to criticism of Wolsey for becoming grander than the King. In 1525, he presented Hampton Court to Henry but continued to develop it. Wolsey became increasingly unpopular among his peers due to his influence over the King, his wealth and his humble origins and eventually fell out of Henryโ€™s favour after failing to secure his divorce of Katherine of Aragon. Wolsey was removed from the palace in 1529, accused of treason and arrested in 1530 and died in the same year on the way to face trial. Detail of a stained-glass window in the Great Watching Chamber at Hampton Court showing the figure of Cardinal Wolsey, surrounded by his heraldic symbols. The glass was installed in 1845 to the designs of Thomas Willement. . . .   #otd     #onthisday     #thisdayinhistory     #wolsey     #hamptoncourt     #history     #tudors  

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  @emergefestival   arrives at the   #BanquetingHouse   on Friday 27 September ๐Ÿ’ฅ Join us for IN FUTURE, an eclectic night of music, art, video, fashion and spoken word under the iconic Rubens Ceiling, curated by   @flohio_   and   @livityuk   . ยฃ10 ticket flash sale kicks off tomorrow at 10am โ€“ be ready ๐Ÿ’ช Link in bio! .   #festival     #flashsale     #london     #culture     #museumlate     #livemusic     #emergefestival     #emergefest     #rubens  


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What is this unusual plant we hear you cry! ๐Ÿค” Believe it or not, this is a particular type of citrus tree known as Buddha's Hand ๐Ÿ–๏ธ In the 17th century, William III and Mary II had a collection of around 1,000 citrus trees at   #HamptonCourtPalace  , originating from China. Today, we have around 120 European citrus trees and you can see our collection in the Privy Garden at   #HamptonCourtPalace   before they return to the glasshouse nursery for the winter months. . . .   #citrus     #citrustree     #citrustrees     #garden     #gardening     #buddhashand     #plantcollection     #gardenhistory     #horticulture  


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We welcomed the Queens of   @sixthemusical   to the Tower and the Queendom came too! ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ’œ Watch the full video, link in our bio. . . . .   #toweroflondon     #sixthemusical     #flashmob     #queens     #queen     #boleyn     #anneboleyn     #catherinehoward     #catherineofaragon     #katherineparr     #janeseymour     #anneofcleves     #henryviii     #sixwives     #london  


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Donโ€™t forget to tune in to tonightโ€™s episode of   #InsideTheTower   on   @channel5_tv   at 9.15pm! ๐Ÿ“บ This week, we explore the history of the Crown Jewels and discover more about a rare Tudor treasure from the royal wardrobe. . . .   #toweroflondon     #london     #whatsontv     #history     #ontv     #tudor     #crownjewels     #tudortreasure     #royalwardrobe  

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