Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces is a History Documentary programme.

Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces is a 3 star programme

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Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces

Series in which Dan Cruickshank tells the story of a thousand years of palace building. With the widowhood of Queen Victoria, the glorious life of palaces almost came to an abrupt end. There would be just one final flowering of palatial style just before the First World War, on an imperial scale - the redesign of Buckingham Palace and The Mall. The interwar period was a difficult time for many of Britain's best palaces, forced into a half-life of grace-and-favour accommodation for exiled royalty and aristocracy down on their luck. But more recent times would see restoration and conservation on a new scale and, with it, detective work to uncover palace secrets. episode 3.

Genre: History Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

Rating:
3/5 Stars

When is Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 June 28th, 12:00am. See more...