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Talks and Lectures

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

Apr 27, 2012

Harbinder Singh from the Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail and HRP Curator Sally Dixon-Smith explore the significance of the Koh-i-Nûr diamond. Harbinder discusses the diamond’s place in Indian history, specifically focusing on the Sikh rulers, whilst Sally talks about the current position of the stone within the Crown...


Apr 27, 2012

HRP Curator Sally Dixon-Smith explore the significance of the Koh-i-Nûr diamond. Harbinder discusses the diamond’s place in Indian history, specifically focusing on the Sikh rulers, whilst Sally talks about the current position of the stone within the Crown Jewels.

Steeped in myth and superstition, the Koh-i-Nûr or...


Apr 25, 2012

Food historian Dr Annie Gray presents an evening dedicated to the food and etiquette of the Georgian dinner party, from the agony of the housewife, to the delight of the honoured guest. Ranging from the King’s dinners, through those of his subjects, and back to his most lowly servants, the beauty and elegance of...


Apr 19, 2012

Join Olivia Fryman, co-author of Beauty, Sex and Power: A Story of Debauchery and Decadent Art at the Late Stuart Court (1660 – 1714) as she talks about court rules of fashion and etiquette, and how they were understood during the late 17th century. Court life was glamorous and lucrative, with access to the most...