Sudbury Hall will always be one of my favourite country houses to visit as it is so close to home (it is another lovely Derbyshire country house), so I have very vivid memories of visiting (including a school trip when I was five in which I fell in love with this 1920 portrait of Violet,…
Long-lasting love stories weren’t common on the Grand Tour, but this is one which took place between Nostell Priory and Vevey, Switzerland.
It isn’t just in the modern era that royal weddings are so celebrated – when Princess Elizabeth Stuart married Frederick, Elector Palatine, on Valentine’s Day in 1613, it was a landmark occasion.
The Restoration is immortalised as a period of decadence and debauchery – when Charles was restored to the throne in 1660, a new libertine age commenced following the Puritan years under Oliver Cromwell.
Osborne House, situated on the Isle of Wight, was the family retreat from the city for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.