The Grand Tour

© Cheryl Bolen, 2013 The eighteenth century was the golden age of the requisite Grand Tour wealthy young Englishmen took to finish their education. These weren’t tours as we know them today. They often covered several years and employed a … Continue reading

Top 15 Reasons to take Wellington Tour

The Duke of Wellington Tour Presented by Number One London September 4th to 14th, 2014 Join Kristine Hughes and Victoria Hinshaw – authors, bloggers, and Wellington aficionados – as they travel through the English countryside on a one-of-a-kind tour visiting … Continue reading

London’s Burlington House

© Cheryl Bolen Burlington House, located on London’s busy Piccadilly near the Piccadilly Circus, is now seen by thousands who view exhibits there of the Royal Academy. But the former aristocratic home is significantly altered from what it was when … Continue reading

England’s Treasure Houses: Hatfield House

© Cheryl Bolen  HISTORY Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood at Hatfield Palace, which had been home to the Bishops of Ely since the Middle Ages.  It was here that she learned she was the new queen, following … Continue reading

Treasure Houses of England: Burghley House

Note: Cheryl is writing a series on the ten Treasure Houses of England, which have been selected for their grandeur, architecture, furnishings, landscape, and historical significance. See the website at http://treasurehouses.co.uk/ HISTORY Burghley House was built more than 400 years … Continue reading

Treasure Houses of England: Harewood

Note: Cheryl is writing a series on the ten Treasure Houses of England, which have been selected for their grandeur, architecture, furnishings, landscape, and historical significance. See the website at http://treasurehouses.co.uk/ © Cheryl Bolen The history of Harewood goes back … Continue reading

Treasure Houses of England: Blenheim Palace

Note: Cheryl will be writing about the ten Treasure Houses of England. These are selected for their grandeur of architecture, furnishings, landscape, and historical significance.  ©Cheryl Bolen Blenheim Palace was built between 1705 and 1722 to honor John Churchill (1650-1722), 1st … Continue reading