Historic Royal Palaces (@HRP_palaces )

Historic Royal Palaces

Bio We are the charity who love and look after Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House, Kew Palace, @HillsCastle and 🌷🌻 @TowerOfLondon 🌺🌼
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TweetDeck : Today, the 1921 Census of England and Wales has been published 🏠

In our latest blog, Archivist and Curator Tom Drysdale looks at some of the remarkable insights that historic census records provide about the past residents of our palaces 👉 bit.ly/censuses-blog

TweetDeck : It’s Twelfth Night and time to start taking down the decorations 😢

Historically, Twelfth Night was for feasting and entertainment. It was traditional to eat Twelfth Cake which had a dried bean and pea baked into it, appointing whoever found them as King and Queen of Misrule 👑

TweetDeck : in 1698, Whitehall Palace was destroyed by a fire which left only the Banqueting House behind.

The cause? Some linen sheets left drying on a charcoal brazier…

Find out more about the terrible event and how the Banqueting House survived here 👉 bit.ly/whitehallfire