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Queen Caroline & Merlin’s Cave

In her 2010 book Courtiers: The Secret History of the Georgian Court, Lucy Worsley called Caroline  “the cleverest queen consort ever to sit on the throne of England”. Last week’s post about her Hermitage at Richmond was quite serious, dealing with religious and political controversy … Continue reading

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Queen Caroline & her Hermitage

In the 1720s and 1730s the gardens at Richmond Lodge (now part of Kew Gardens)were the “special domain” and “spiritual oasis” of a remarkable and underestimated woman who created a carefully staged landscape that was renowned throughout the country and … Continue reading

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Gardens in the sky….

From the underground delights of cemeteries and burial plots of the last couple of posts to something more uplifting and airy! One of things I like about researching anything but particularly gardens and their history is the way one can get so easily diverted by … Continue reading

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