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The Royal Collection has collaborated with BBC Radio 4 to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. A new eight-part series, The Art of Monarchy, illuminates the long history of the monarchy through the works of art that British kings and queens have acquired. The programmes present objects from Balmoral Castle in Scotland to the Royal Library at Windsor; and from the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. These objects illustrate such diverse themes as faith, progress, war and legacy.

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Royal Collection paintings on loan to the Royal Academy

Monday, 26 January 2015

Three paintings from the Royal Collection have gone on display in a new exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.  The exhibition focuses on the work of Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens, as well as that of notable artists of subsequent ... Read more about Royal Collection paintings on loan to the Royal Academy

Henry VIII's copy of the world's first gardening manual reveals green-fingered tips

Friday, 23 January 2015

Cucumbers shake with fear at thunder; squash will bear fruit after nine days if planted in the ashes of human bone and watered with oil; and planting a radish, lettuce seed, nasturtium and colewort inside a ball of goat manure will result in tasty lettuces. These are just some of the more bizarre horticultural tips contained within the world's first gardening manual, written more than 700 years ago and acquired by Henry VIII (1491–1547). ... Read more about Henry VIII's copy of the world's first gardening manual reveals green-fingered tips