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Talks and Lectures

A wide range of podcasts from talks and lectures held at Historic Royal Palaces

Jan 24, 2012

Our curator Susanne Groom presents an introduction to the Tijou Screens at Hampton Court Palace. Jean Tijou's most notable work was the twelve panels of the screen, which bears his name, and can be seen, where it was installed in 1701, at the river end of the Pivy Garden. The screen was first exhibited in the...


Jan 24, 2012

"By Royal Inspiration - Contemporary Fashion Inspired by the Richness of Royal History" by Alexandra Kim, Historic Royal Palaces Curator at Kensington Palace. The talk was given as introduction to "Fabric of Cultures", an exhibition of seven unique garments designed and produced for the Palace Explorers project, by...


Jan 24, 2012

In our rapidly changing world there are few certainties. Death is one of them, though talk around the subject is often dismissed as morbid. Historically, the situation was different: child mortality was high and life expectancy was short, making death a constant shadowy companion.

Death loomed large for prisoners...


Jan 24, 2012

In our rapidly changing world there are few certainties. Death is one of them, though talk around the subject is often dismissed as morbid. Historically, the situation was different: child mortality was high and life expectancy was short, making death a constant shadowy companion.

Death loomed large for prisoners...


Jan 24, 2012

Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, was the first woman to be crowned Queen of England and formally recognised as such by her subjects. Tracy Borman’s new book, Matilda: Queen of the Conqueror, is the first major biography of this exceptional, brave and complex queen. In a dangerous, brutal world of...