Secrets of Althorp: The Spencers

 
  

Charles Spencer, the ninth Earl Spencer, leads a tour of Althorp, which has been presided over by his family for more than 500 years. The grand estate is best known as the childhood home and final resting place of his sister, Princess Diana.

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ABOUT SECRETS OF ALTHORP: THE SPENCERS

Nestled on over 14,000 acres of English countryside is Althorp House, the childhood home and final resting place of Diana, Princess of Wales. 19 generations of Spencers, one of Britain's most eminent aristocratic dynasties, have lived there for over 500 years. The estate is now in the hands of Diana's brother Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer, guardian to a vast wealth of artistic and historical treasures. Works by Rubens and Van Dyck line the walls, while the guest book boasts signatures from such illustrious figures as King William III, Sir Winston Churchill, and Queen Elizabeth II. Earl Spencer leads a personal tour around this noble manor that is to him, above all, still very much a family home, relaying how the history of the house is inextricably bound up with the character, strengths, and weaknesses of those who have lived there before him. 


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