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Monarch of the Glen: secured for the nation

Posted by Published on July 27, 2017

Earlier this year, The National Galleries of Scotland acquired one of the most famous paintings of the nineteenth century, The Monarch of the Glen for the nation.  The acquisition was made possible thanks to a range of donations from the public, trusts, foundations and a part gift by previous owners, Diageo Scotland Ltd. The painting, by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73) will live in the heart of Edinburgh at the…

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In 2019 one of London’s landmark institutions, the Savoy Hotel, turns 130. Having hosted many glamorous guests including Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan, Winston Churchill and the Beatles, the hotel on the Strand has an equally dazzling history. We’ve picked out 7 of the most fascinating facts about “London’s Greatest Hotel”.   What’s in a name Although the Savoy hotel was opened in 1889, the story…

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With the renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show coming up in London from 23 – 27 May, we rose to the occasion to highlight a bunch of gorgeous flowers and their corresponding birthday months and symbolism. The language of flowers has captivated people for many years and was first introduced to England in the early 18th century by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, an English aristocrat and letter writer who…

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24 May 2019 marks the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria, whose iconic 63-year reign came to be known as one of the most successful and innovative periods in British history: the Victorian era. This period in history was full of incredible inventions including typewriters, tarmac, sewing machines and afternoon tea. Another invention of the nineteenth century, which has become indispensable to our own 21st-century lives,…

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