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Marlborough House
Coordinates: 51°30′18″N 0°8′9″W / 51.50500°N 0.13583°W / 51.50500; -0.13583 Marlborough House
Marlborough House
- south sideMarlborough House, a Grade I listed[1] mansion in St James's
St James's
(City of Westminster, Inner London), is the headquarters of the Commonwealth of Nations and the seat of the Commonwealth Secretariat. It was built for Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, the favourite and confidante of Queen Anne. For over a century it served as the London residence of the Dukes of Marlborough.Contents1 Construction 2 Royal residence 3 Commonwealth Secretariat 4 Features 5 Public opening times 6 References 7 Bibliography 8 External linksConstruction[edit]In its original form Marlborough House
Marlborough House
had just two storeys. This illustration of c.1750 shows the garden front.The Duchess wanted her new house to be "strong, plain and convenient and good"
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Images Of England
Images of England is an online photographic record of all the listed buildings in England at the date of February 2002. The archive gives access to over 323,000 colour images, each of which is matched with the item’s listed designation architectural description.[1] This ‘snapshot’ is not an up-to-date record as it does not include all listed buildings, only those that were designated as at February 2001 and it is not updated as listing details change.[2]Contents1 Purpose 2 Contents 3 Project methodology 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksPurpose[edit] Images of England was a stand-alone project funded jointly by English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund
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Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau
(/ˌɑːrt nuːˈvoʊ, ˌɑːr/; French: [aʁ nuvo]) is an international style of art, architecture and applied art, especially the decorative arts, that was most popular between 1890 and 1910.[1] A reaction to the academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers. English uses the French name Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau
(new art)
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Princess Of Wales
Princess of Wales
Wales
(Welsh: Tywysoges Cymru) is a British courtesy title held by the wife of the Prince of Wales, who is, since the 14th century, the heir apparent of the English or British monarch. The first acknowledged title holder was Eleanor de Montfort, wife of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd. It has subsequently been used by wives of post-conquest princes of Wales. The title is currently held by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
(the former Camilla Parker Bowles), second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales since their marriage on 9 April 2005. She does not, however, use the title[1], as it has remained strongly associated with the previous holder, the late Diana, Princess of Wales
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Alfred Gilbert
Sir Alfred Gilbert
Alfred Gilbert
RA (12 August 1854 – 4 November 1934) was an English sculptor and goldsmith who enthusiastically experimented with metallurgical innovations. He was a central — if idiosyncratic — participant in the New Sculpture
Sculpture
movement that invigorated sculpture in Britain at the end of the nineteenth century.Contents1 Life 2 Work 3 Famous works 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksLife[edit] Alfred Gilbert's parents, Charlotte Cole and Alfred Gilbert, were musicians who lived at 13 Berners Street, London, where Alfred was born
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Pet Cemetery
A pet cemetery is a cemetery for animals.Contents1 History 2 Burial options 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit]The Hiran Minar near Lahore, Pakistan was built in the early 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir in honor of his beloved pet deer.Many human cultures buried animal remains
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Queen Victoria
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India. Victoria was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George III. Both the Duke of Kent and King George III
King George III
died in 1820, and Victoria was raised under close supervision by her German-born mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She inherited the throne at the age of 18, after her father's three elder brothers had all died, leaving no surviving legitimate children. The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
was already an established constitutional monarchy, in which the sovereign held relatively little direct political power
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Albert, Prince Consort
Prince Albert of Saxe- Coburg
Coburg
and Gotha (Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel;[1] 26 August 1819 – 14 December 1861) was the husband and consort of Queen Victoria. He was born in the Saxon duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, to a family connected to many of Europe's ruling monarchs. At the age of 20, he married his first cousin, Queen Victoria; they had nine children. Initially he felt constrained by his role of consort, which did not afford him power or responsibilities. He gradually developed a reputation for supporting public causes, such as educational reform and the abolition of slavery worldwide, and was entrusted with running the Queen's household, office and estates. He was heavily involved with the organisation of the Great Exhibition of 1851, which was a resounding success. Victoria came to depend more and more on his support and guidance
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William IV Of The United Kingdom
William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1765 – 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom
King of the United Kingdom
and King of Hanover
King of Hanover
from 26 June 1830 until his death. The third son of George III, William succeeded his elder brother George IV, as the last king and penultimate monarch of Britain's House of Hanover. William served in the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
in his youth and was, both during his reign and afterwards, nicknamed the "Sailor King".[1][2] He served in North America and the Caribbean. In 1789, he was created Duke
Duke
of Clarence and St Andrews. In 1827, he was appointed as Britain's first Lord High Admiral
Admiral
since 1709. Since his two older brothers died without leaving legitimate issue, he inherited the throne when he was 64 years old
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Princeton University Art Museum
The Princeton University
Princeton University
Art Museum
Art Museum
(PUAM) is the Princeton University's gallery of art, located in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1882, it now houses over 92,000 works of art that range from antiquity to the contemporary period. The Princeton University
Princeton University
Art Museum dedicates itself to supporting and enhancing the University's goals of teaching, research, and service in fields of art and culture, as well as to serving regional communities and visitors from around the world. Its collections concentrate on the Mediterranean region, Western Europe, China, the United States, and Latin America. The museum has a large collection of Greek and Roman antiquities, including ceramics, marbles, bronzes, and Roman mosaics from Princeton University's excavations in Antioch. Medieval Europe is represented by sculpture, metalwork, and stained glass
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Dowager Queen
A queen dowager, dowager queen or queen mother (compare: princess dowager, dowager princess or princess mother) is a title or status generally held by the widow of a king. In the case of the widow of an emperor, the title of empress dowager is used. Its full meaning is clear from the two words from which it is composed: queen indicates someone who served as queen consort (i.e. wife of a king), while dowager indicates a woman who holds the title from her deceased husband (a queen who rules in her own right and not due to marriage to a king is a queen regnant). A queen mother is a dowager queen who is the mother of the reigning monarch
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British Royal Family
The British royal family
British royal family
comprises the monarch of the United Kingdom and her close relations. There is no strict legal or formal definition of who is or is not a member of the British royal family
British royal family
and, apart from Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
herself, different lists include different people. Those who at the time are entitled to the style His or Her Royal Highness
Royal Highness
(HRH), and any styled His or Her Majesty (HM), are normally considered members, including those so styled before the beginning of the current monarch's reign
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St James's Palace
A palace is a grand residence, especially a royal residence, or the home of a head of state or some other high-ranking dignitary, such as a bishop or archbishop.[1] The word is derived from the Latin
Latin
name Palātium, for Palatine Hill in Rome
Rome
which housed the Imperial residences.[1] In many parts of Europe, the term is also applied to ambitious private mansions of the aristocracy. Many historic palaces are now put to other uses such as parliaments, museums, hotels, or office buildings
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The Mall, London
Coordinates: 51°30′15″N 0°8′7″W / 51.50417°N 0.13528°W / 51.50417; -0.13528The Mall, looking southwest towards Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
(2011)The Mall (/ˈmæl/[1]) is a road in the City of Westminster, central London, between Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
at its western end and Trafalgar Square via Admiralty Arch
Admiralty Arch
to the east. Near the east end at Trafalgar Square/ Whitehall
Whitehall
it is met by Horse Guards Road and Spring Gardens where the Metropolitan Board of Works
Metropolitan Board of Works
and London County Council
London County Council
were once based. It is closed to traffic on Sundays, public holidays and on ceremonial occasions.Contents1 History 2 Sporting events 3 Gallery 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] The Mall began as a field for playing pall-mall
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Christopher Greenwood (cartographer)
Christopher (1786–1855) and John Greenwood (fl.1821–1840) were brother cartographers who produced large-scale maps of England and Wales in the 1820s. Their partnership began in 1821, using the imprint "C.&J.Greenwood". Christopher was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, He moved to London in 1818. His first map publication (of Yorkshire) was based on his own surveying. In 1759 the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce announced a prize of £1000 for an original survey of England at a scale of one-inch-to-the-mile (approx. 1:63,000). The first recipient of the award was Benjamin Donn whose map of Devon, completed in 1765, had taken five and a half years to produce. Maps of many counties followed. The Greenwoods' intention was for a series of maps of the whole country at a one-inch scale
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Terraced House
In architecture and city planning, a terraced or terrace house (UK) or townhouse (US)[1] exhibits a style of medium-density housing that originated in Europe in the 16th century, where a row of identical or mirror-image houses share side walls. They are also known in some areas as row houses (specifically Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore) or linked houses. Terrace housing can be found throughout the world, though it is in abundance in Europe and Latin America, and extensive examples can be found in Northern America and Australia. The Place des Vosges
Place des Vosges
in Paris (1605–1612) is one of the early examples of the style
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