Charles I: Royal Collector

01.13.2022 - By Historic Royal Palaces Podcast

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Our palaces are home to many significant works of art.  This series taken from our archives explores the history of art in the palaces, from royal patronage to its modern influence. In this talk we explore the role of Charles I as a collector of masterpieces. As the first British monarch to collect art for art's sake, he lay the foundations of today's sumptuous Royal Collection. This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2015. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit:

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