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 […]

Kensington Palace – A Palace Steeped in History

Kensington Palace & Gardens

Kensington Palace – Home to some of Britain’s Famous Kings and Queens since 1689: Kensington Palace has been a royal home since 1689 and some of Britain’s most famous kings and queens have lived here.  One of its best known resident in recent history was Diana, Princess of Wales, and with plans for Prince William […]