12 August 2009

TNA podcast - Upstairs and downstairs in the royal household

A talk given by Vanessa Carr is the latest in this TNA series. An introduction to, an overview of, the administration of the Royal Household from the restoration of Charles II to the death of Victoria. The talk is based on the records of the Lord Chamberlain's Department and the Lord Steward's Department, which were responsible for above stairs and below stairs management respectively. All the minutiae of royal life is here, from the granting of warrants to tradesmen, to the daily menus prepared for the kitchens. Much of the material appears to be finance-related.

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