Thursday, 28 September 2006

More about Sandringham

 

Sandringham is recorded in the Domesday book of 1086, as 'Sant Dersingham',the sandy part of Dersingham,There is evidence of a residence on the site of the house as early as 1296.
In the spring of 1862 Sandringham house was bought from the Hon. Charles Spencer Cowper as a country home for Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, who had just turned twenty one, Prince Edward was the eldest son of Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort, was later to succeed his mother as King EdwardVII,his father had died the previous year, but not before he had made arrangements to provide £220,000 to purchase the property and a further £60,000 for improvements.
The Prince made the house habitable and moved   his new wife,PrincessAlexandra of Denmarkthree weeks after their marriage in March 1863.As their family and the household grew, two new houses were built in the grounds ;Batchelors'Cottagefor guests and Park house for members of the royal household.Much later,Park House was let to Lord Fermoy,the local member of parliement,whose daughter Frances was born there and who later marriedViscount Althorp,Earl Spencer's son.In 1955 the Althorps came to live at Park housewhere their children were born .Their youngest daughter,Lady Diana Spencer .
Sandringham was handed down to the eldest son so on the death of King Edward VII, it was inherited by King George V, but on the  abdication of Edward VIII he sold it to his brother King George VI,our present Queens late  father.
So our Queen is the fourth generation,with her family to enjoy this lovely place ,a place we were priveledged to visit earlier this month


This is a signed photograph,King EdwardVII  is seen with his  three successors,Kings GeorgeV,EdwardVIII,and GeorgeVI

More another day ,...........Jan xx

29 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

A really interesting entry Jan. How lovely of the queen to pose for you too! Lol! I'd love to visit one day. I'm glad the corgis never attacked you! Thanks for looking up and sharing the information about Sandringham with us. Jeannette xx  

sugarsweet056 said...

Great pics, & I really like the entry. Always love hearing about history. {{{}}}
Sugar

lanurseprn said...

I love this entry!  I've always been so fascinated with the Royals.  I had no idea Park House was on the grounds of Sandringham.  I can't believe I didn't know that!  No wonder Diana knew Charles when she was so young. Keep on telling me stories!  I love it!
Pam

sdrogerson said...

great stuff Jan sorry I had to rush off this morning

blpltt said...

Yes, I too thought you had bumped into `Her Maj'.  I would love to go to Sandringham, we are sort of diagonally opposite on the map, if I remember.  Bunny.

msecz said...

what a beautiful place.... I would love to go inside and look around. :)

seraphoflove9001 said...

Simple breath taking! :o)
Lisa

jaymact1 said...

Thats all very interesting Jan it is a lovely estate and we really enjoyed our visit and hope to go back someday. LOve Joan.

lsfp1960 said...

Very interesting...I always have to smile when I see H.M. with her corgi's....I think those dogs are so cute.  If I ever got a dog, I'd certainly consider a corgi.  Thanks for the tour of Sandringham.   Linda in sunny & warm western Washington  

rscott9363 said...

Lovely interesting entry Jan ~ I also love to visit Sandringham ~ Pictures are great ~ as is the signed Photograph of King Edward VII ~ Ally

adlessor said...

Oh Jan,  This is so interesting and what a beautiful place.   Thanks for sharing with us all.     Dawn

lindaggeorge said...

I've never been there. I shall try to visit next year, it looks lovely.

Linda x.

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nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,great entry I didn't know Park House where Diana lived was on the site at Sandrinham .Thank you for all this information  its very interesting ........Love Jeanxx

pharmolo said...

Thanks for sharing this info, Jan, looks like a pretty place

bobandkate said...

Jan,
I love the pictures. Sorry I have'nt commented lately. I have been reading, but struggling to keep up with all my favourite journals. Sandringham is so interesting. Thanks for the information. You wrote it all beautifully,
Kate.
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labdancer51 said...

Thanks for the interesting entry Jan,  I hadn`t realised there was a connection with the Royals and the Spencers with Sandringham.  :o)

Sandra xxxx

sneezy7125 said...

Wow, what a grand place that is!

I'd love to be able to see it someday myself.

Hope you're having a great day,

Morgan
xxxx
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salonrose123 said...

I wish you had been my history teacher at school, you make things so much more interesting.  I'd maybe have passed my exams then!!
Hugs,
Ains xx

jckfrstross said...

wow i love history like this:) thanks for sharing

Deb

astra1547 said...

great entry Jan...

Astra!

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Beautiful pictures and wonderful historical background. Great entry and thank you. Looking forward to more.
Dianna

am4039 said...

thanks for the beautiful pictures and the story.

wldconnie said...

Interesting stuff about Sandringham. You have turned into quite a historian since your retirement! Love Conniex

zoepaul6968 said...

wonderful pics hun,it looks truely beautiful,thanx for your lovely comments too hun,take care have a great weekend xxzoexx
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siennastarr said...

I couldn't see the first 2 pictures!  Got just the red x in the corner! :(  I love the King Edward photo!  

Another interesting entry!  And, look at all your comments!!!  You are becoming one HOT lady here in Jland! :)  Yaaaaaay!

Hugs
Jackie

edwardssoapy said...

Hi Jan,

I couldn't see the first two pictures. There is a box with a little red square in the corner (where has the photo disappeared to in the 'All About Me' section?).  But it is an interesting story. I find History fascinating, and can't wait to hear more..

Leigh :-)
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jmoqueen said...

Where did you get that signed photo??  That's an interesting entry :-)

Jen xx

lindachapmanuk said...

Jan, what have you done with the first 2 pictures, that's torture!! lol. Again, I loved this entry Jan, thanks Linda xx
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