A building history

A building history

A bedroom at Kew Palace

This short history of Kew Palace covers the modest beginnings of Kew when it was home for a rich merchant in love, through the arrival of the Georgian family and the ‘madness' of King George III.

A history of Kew Palace's development...

  1. Learn About The Early Days of Kew Palace, Built By Samuel Fortrey
    Kew's early days and the royal family moving in
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  2. The Royal Botanic Gardens
    The Royal Botanic Gardens and the school house at Kew
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  3. Improvements in the 1770s
    Prince George and further improvements
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  4. 1788 The King incarcerated at Kew
    Nation in turmoil as the King is declared ‘mad’
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  5. Decline and death at Kew
    1801 - 1848
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  6. 2006 restoration
    The Queen’s party at the palace
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  7. Further reading
    Bibliography of Kew Palace
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