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  • Crown & Country: Greenwich

    Episode 1

    The story of Greenwich Palace stretches as far back as 1471, right up to the Queen’s House as it is today. It includes the rival of the maritime museum, the observatory, the park and the Royal Naval College.

  • Crown & Country: Hampton Court

    Episode 2

    Hampton Court was given to Henry VIII by his Chancellor, Thomas Wolsey, and was then continuously occupied by the Crown until the reign of George II. Why this special relationship with the Crown of England? What was William and Mary's unique contribution to the development of the surrounding park...

  • Crown & Country: Kensington

    Episode 3

    Site of the palace once occupied by Diana, Princess of Wales, Kensington’s development was originally funded by the enormous success of Prince Albert’s Great Exhibition in 1851. Modestly, 'Albertropolis' was created! The area is still home to numerous museums, colleges, the Albert Hall and, most ...

  • Crown & Country: Richmond

    Episode 4

    Richmond is the site of both a Royal Palace and a Royal Park, with an intriguing link to the world famous Royal Botanical Gardens at nearby Kew. Most splendid under the Tudors, Kew was acquired by Queen Caroline in 1728 as a summer residence, but remained empty after the death of Queen Charlotte ...

  • Crown & Country: St Paul’s

    Episode 5

    Sir Christopher Wren's crowning glory still sits at the heart of London's skyline. The cathedral has had a dramatic history: often damaged but never destroyed - even by the German blitz of 1940 - it stands as a potent symbol of the nation's capital. Buried beneath its floors are civil heroes and ...

  • Crown & Country: The City

    Episode 6

    London has had a long and complex relationship with the Crown - built over many years and taking many forms - from the sacking by the warrior Queen Boudicca, to the formation of the livery companies, and the establishment of the judiciary at the Inns of Court and the Old Bailey. The city also bor...