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Jeffrey Hyland is an occasional freelance writer specialising in various subjects including British royalty, history, travel and London. His work has been published a number of times.

BLOG: Discovering the talents of one of the finest British artists of the 20th century: Dame Laura Knight

A fascinating new exhibition brings together over 160 artistic works including paintings, graphic designs and ceramics from public and private collections across the UK Many years ago, I first discovered the artistic talents of the British painter, Dame Laura Knight when I purchased a 1937 Coronation mug at an antiques fair to add to my …

NEWS: New book brings together a unique group of official residences in the Commonwealth for the first time

Government Houses: Vice-Regal Residences of the Crown A new book launched today looks at the unique histories of over fifty Vice-Regal Residences of the Crown in Commonwealth Realms, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories across the Commonwealth. Illustrated with over 250 photographs of the exteriors and interiors of these unique official residences, this 175-page book …

BLOG: The ‘Royal’ Mail: The Royal Family and the Post Office

The Royal Family have always been assiduous letter writers and the contents of their letters have been examined by historians and researchers for many years. From Queen Victoria’s descriptive letters of life at court to her daughter Vicky in Germany to Prince Charles’s ‘black spider’ memos and letters to government ministers and politicians over the …

BLOG: The Queen’s favourite chocolate … and other royal chocolate treats

Located appropriately on the Royal Arcade just off Old Bond Street in London’s Mayfair is an exclusive chocolatier who has been serving successive generations of the Royal Family with their chocolate treats. The fragrant English Rose and Violet Creams with their dark chocolate coating and smooth centre that are made exclusively at Charbonnel et Walker …

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