Archive for: April 2018

20 years at Down House – then and now

Detailed view of Darwin's worktable with letters, manuscripts and notebooks on display. ©Historic England
Posted:
3 April 2018
Posted By:
Dr Sarah Moulden
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

Twenty years ago we reopened Down House so the public could follow Charles Darwin's footsteps through the place he called home for 40 years. The world-renowned scientist lived here with his wife Emma and their 10 children during the 19th century. While they were here, the ample grounds became Darwin...

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Royal babies and growing up with the Queen

Painting of Queen Victoria and Albert and five of their children. This was hung in the Dining Room at Osborne. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018
Posted:
2 April 2018
Posted By:
Dr Andrew Hann
Categories:
History Uncovered

Regardless of the historical period, royal babies tend to catch the world's attention. Indeed, much of the way modern royals are raised follows the examples set by their ancestors - particularly Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, who modernised royal child's play as we know it today. As the young...

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