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Thwarted by one queen, welcomed by another

Thwarted by one queen, welcomed by another

Edinburgh has room for only one queen.  You will recall that I was proclaimed Queen of Dalriada at Dunadd in Argyll which entitles me to do pretty much whatever I damn well please.  Yet, I soon realized otherwise the day we decided to visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the grand turreted structure with requisite ruined … Continue reading

Nothing helps scenery like Ham House

Nothing helps scenery like Ham House

“Vivat Rex” was the welcome message to us.  Long live the King.  This is carved into the wood of The Great Hall at Ham House as a reminder that its inhabitants were ardent Royalists and fully supported the monarchy.  It was this devotion that allowed William Murray to receive patronage from King Charles I and furnish his home … Continue reading