Kew Palace and Gardens

Kew Palace - Image by John Thaxter..

Kew Palace and Gardens: Kew Palace, known at Dutch House until 1827, was built in 1631 for the Dutch merchant Samuel Fortrey.  The Austrian ruler in Amadeus announced “It’s good to be king!” , but sometimes being a wealthy merchant is just as good, if not better. Mr. Fortrey’s descendants wisely leased the mansion to […]