Discover the palaces

Discover the palaces

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Explore the incredible stories behind our palaces - from building histories and monarchs to collections, online resources and more.

  1. The history of our palaces: An interactive timeline
    Discover the history of all our palaces in one interactive timeline.
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  2. Monarchs
    Profiles, stories and little-known facts about England’s famous kings and queens
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  3. Building histories
    Find out how the palaces have changed and how their royal owners shaped their development.
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  4. Our collections
    Find out about the collections we maintain, manage and display at Historic Royal Palaces
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  5. Ghost stories
    Ghost stories and legends from across the palaces
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  6. Media Player
    Enjoy a range of video, audio and slide show content via our Media Player.
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  7. Our blogs
    Follow Historic Royal Palaces' curators, conservators and gardeners on their blogs
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  8. Tudors on Tour at Camp Bestival
    Tudors on Tour at Camp Bestival
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  9. Palace Pride
    Join HRP for a series of LGBT+ themed events in 2017, telling the stories of ‘1,000 years of kings, queen and in-betweens’ at its iconic sites as part the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexual acts in England and Wales.
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  10. Enlightened Princesses: Britain and Europe, 1700-1820
    Enlightened Princesses: Britain and Europe, 1700–1820, seeks to investigate the role played by royal women— electresses, princesses, queens consort, reigning queens, and empresses—in the shaping of court culture and politics in Europe of the long eighteenth century.
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