Events timeline

Events timeline

A fireplace in a un-restored room at Kew Palace

Important events and moments in the history of Kew Palace - from Samuel Fortrey's country retreat to the death of Queen Charlotte.

Kew Palace timeline

1631 The house is built for Samuel and Catherine Fortrey

1728 Queen Caroline takes the building for her three eldest daughters

1751 George (later George III) uses Kew as a school house

1760 George II dies and Prince of Wales becomes King George III

1788 Nation thrown into turmoil by a 'mad' King

1801 The royal family use it as their Kew residence

1818 Queen Charlotte dies at Kew Palace

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