Althorp Living History Event (USA) - New York Design Centre
Nov
13
4:00 PM16:00

Althorp Living History Event (USA) - New York Design Centre

This invitation only event is an exclusive preview of Althorp Living History furniture at the New York Design Centre at 200 Lexington Avenue New York.

The Theodore Alexander showroom is delighted to invite Charles, 9th Earl Spencer to introduce key pieces from the collection.

Contact PR@theodorealexander.com for more information.

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The World Turned Upside Down: Opening Event
Sep
4
6:00 PM18:00

The World Turned Upside Down: Opening Event

The unmatched devastation of the Civil War led to an extraordinary ‌transformation. 

Re-building society after such a dramatic breakdown opened the door to a chance at revolution, and the chaos of war left a remarkable opportunity for creativity in its wake. This 'World Turned Upside Down' is the focus of a brand new permanent exhibition exploring the 17th century's seismic shifts in religion, science, culture and politics.

The exhibition will ask just what happened to turn the world from right way up to 'upside down'; examine what it would have been like to plunge into the mayhem of war and emerge into an unfamiliar landscape; and uncover

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Today Show USA
Sep
4
7:00 AM07:00

Today Show USA

The 8th Earl Spencer “kept his role in World War II a secret — even from his own family.

Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer and the younger brother of Diana, spoke exclusively to Today about uncovering his father John “Johnnie” Spencer’s past after receiving an unexpected letter.

“My family and I really didn’t know anything about my father’s war stories beyond the bare minimum. So I always had this question mark as to what he had done,” he said. “I got this letter out of the blue a few years ago. Totally surprised — ‘Do you know who a Lieutenant Althorp was? Because we have records he was involved in our liberation.’ And I wrote back and said, ‘Yes, Lieutenant Althorp would have been my father.’ “

A young English aristocrat, John was entrusted with the command of a section of the Royal Scot Greys and engaged in the Battle of Normandy in 1944. His role in the war helped liberate the French towns of La Neuve-Lyre and La Vieille-Lyre.” Read more in People Magazine

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BBC4 'Charles I: Downfall of a King' PART 3
Jul
11
9:00 PM21:00

BBC4 'Charles I: Downfall of a King' PART 3

PART 3

Having failed to bring round Pym, Charles accuses the 'Five Members' of high treason and marches on Westminster.

Historian Lisa Hilton discovers how, in just fifty tempestuous days, Charles I’s rule collapsed, laying the foundations for civil war, the loss of royal power and, ultimately, the King’s head.

Charles Spencer provides unique insights into this tumultuous time in British history, using portraits at Althorp House to contextualise events.

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BBC4 'Charles I: Downfall of a King' PART 2
Jul
10
9:00 PM21:00

BBC4 'Charles I: Downfall of a King' PART 2

PART 2

Charles's predicament worsens. With the Queen implicated in the Irish rebellion, the King tries to buy off Pym by offering him the position of chancellor of the exchequer.

Historian Lisa Hilton discovers how, in just fifty tempestuous days, Charles I’s rule collapsed, laying the foundations for civil war, the loss of royal power and, ultimately, the King’s head.

Charles Spencer provides unique insights into this tumultuous time in British history, using portraits at Althorp House to contextualise events.

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BBC4 'Charles I: Downfall of a King' PART 1
Jul
9
9:00 PM21:00

BBC4 'Charles I: Downfall of a King' PART 1

PART 1

Following a Catholic uprising in Ireland, in which thousands of Protestants are killed, Parliament passes a vote of no confidence in Charles I's rule.

Historian Lisa Hilton discovers how, in just fifty tempestuous days, Charles I’s rule collapsed, laying the foundations for civil war, the loss of royal power and, ultimately, the King’s head.

Charles Spencer provides unique insights into this tumultuous time in British history, using portraits at Althorp House to contextualise events.

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