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HRP Handover: Zeinab Badawi on Sarah Forbes Bonetta and "contested history"

This week, we’ve invited journalist and Historic Royal Palaces Trustee Zeinab Badawi to share her thoughts on the importance of welcoming diverse perspectives on our past, and the problem with the term ‘contested history’.

A history of royal weddings

From Queen Victoria to the modern royals

A Turkish Bath for Horses at Hampton Court

With eyes on Royal Ascot in June, we wanted to share a lesser-known aspect of Hampton Court’s Equine Past. In the 1860s a Turkish bath was installed at Hampton Court Palace…for the horses! Buildings Curator Alexandra Stevenson explores this curious history.

Jewels On Display: a Short History of the Jewel House at the Tower of London

Tom Drysdale, Archivist and Curator of Architectural Drawings at the Tower of London, explores the fascinating history of the world-famous Crown Jewels exhibition.

The story of the Tower of London

Iconic fortress, royal palace and infamous prison

Sophia Duleep Singh

The Indian Princess who fought for women’s rights

WHAT'S ON AT THE PALACES

  • Things to see

Victoria: A Royal Childhood

Discover the story of Princess Victoria, the young girl destined to be queen, in the rooms where she was born and raised at Kensington Palace.

  • Open Wednesday - Sunday
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
Learn more
  • Things to see

The Palace Gardens

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful Kensington Palace gardens.

  • Open Wednesday - Sunday
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Free
Learn more
  • Things to see

The Glen

Explore this intimate corner of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, which is full of colour and intriguing details.

  • In line with gardens opening hours
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in all admission tickets (members go free)
Learn more

OTHER PAGES THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST

HRP Handover: Zeinab Badawi on Sarah Forbes Bonetta and "contested history"

This week, we’ve invited journalist and Historic Royal Palaces Trustee Zeinab Badawi to share her thoughts on the importance of welcoming diverse perspectives on our past, and the problem with the term ‘contested history’.

A Turkish Bath for Horses at Hampton Court

With eyes on Royal Ascot in June, we wanted to share a lesser-known aspect of Hampton Court’s Equine Past. In the 1860s a Turkish bath was installed at Hampton Court Palace…for the horses! Buildings Curator Alexandra Stevenson explores this curious history.

Jewels On Display: a Short History of the Jewel House at the Tower of London

Tom Drysdale, Archivist and Curator of Architectural Drawings at the Tower of London, explores the fascinating history of the world-famous Crown Jewels exhibition.

Our Victorian plant collection

The gardens at Kensington Palace were planted with a special scheme in 2019 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria.