Friday 17th December, 12noon
Join us for an online talk with Derek Adlam, exploring Christmas entertaining at Welbeck Abbey in the Georgian period.
Derek will discuss some of the remarkable details of Duchess Henrietta's household accounts from 1813-1834. The Duchess kept extraordinarily detailed notes on the running of her household, and these accounts give us a fascinating insight into life above and below stairs in the stately home. Derek will share some of the findings from his extensive research into these accounts - including his discoveries about what a smashing time the staff had in the dining hall.
Henrietta Scott (1774-1844) married the future 4th Duke of Portland in 1795. She was affectionately known as 'The Rich Miss Scott' - she was the eldest of three sisters, and her younger siblings were known as 'The Witty Miss Scott' and 'The Pretty Miss Scott'.
Derek Adlam is the Curator Emeritus of The Portland Collection, author of Tunnel Vision: The Enigmatic 5th Duke of Portland and The Great Collector: Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford.
Please book online to secure your place.
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