The Glorious Georges
17 April – 30 November 2014
The Georges presided over a remarkable era of national history, during which many institutions and habits emerged that we still regard as quintessentially British today.
Marking 300 years since the accession of George I, Hampton Court, Kensington and Kew Palaces celebrate the stories of the three successive Kings of the era with various exhibitions and events. At Kensington Palace, the era of George II and Queen Caroline (1727-1760) is explored through music, fashion and the arts with a display in the King's State Apartments.
George II was a notoriously short-tempered, military enthusiast, while his wife was powerful and accomplished. During the first ten years of their reign, the palace was the centre of court life where politicians, intellectuals and fashionable people vied for favour.