Historic Royal Palaces
Find a resource to use in the classroom or on a visit to the palaces
A visual story guide to support a visit to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.
Dr Sally Tuckett, University of Glasgow, describes why the study of fashion and dress is so useful for social historians.
A detailed look at historic royal fashion. Examine one of the treasures of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, a beautiful man’s silk court coat from the 1790s.
Background information and activity ideas to use during a visit to Kensington Palace and back in the classroom
Contains two design briefs and related activities as part of a self-led research visit to the King’s State Apartments at Kensington Palace.
Examine the meaning and social history of court fashion during the 18th Century.
A timeline charting key events during the Georgian era in Kensington Palace’s history.
A diagram charting the family trees for the House of Hanover and the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
The formal mantua was a popular type of court dress in the 18th Century.
How did the Virgin Queen Elizabeth I maintain power?
Find out who's who at Hampton Court Palace.
This chronology shows how history unfolded at Hampton Court Palace.