Picture taken by me, and it’s pretty good for a mobile phone pic don’t you think? Today, at quarter past eight in the morning, the other half and I toddled off to the train station and began to make our way towards Hampton Court. The reason for this was that there was a rather fantastic …

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Helen McCrory as Barbara Villiers in “Charles II: The Power & The Passion” In the last post, I wrote about Barbara’s early years at court, her rise to being known as “Lady Castlemaine”, the rocky relationship with her husband and the children she bore the King. Today’s post will concentrate in her years at court …

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