New York City
Harlot or Housewife? 17th-Century Women at the English Royal Court
Please join the Royal Oak Foundation November 6, 2019 in New York City at our annual benefit. This year, we are pleased to honor His Grace the Duke of Devonshire with our Timeless Award in recognition of his remarkable work in preservation and art collecting at his celebrated family residence, Chatsworth.
At the event, Royal Oak Board member Professor Sir David Cannadine will lead the Duke in a lively conversation about his impressive restoration and extraordinary art collection at one of Britain’s foremost historic and beloved private estates. There will also be a silent auction of priceless destinations and experiences.
(Photo: Chatsworth House © Chatsworth House Trust)Purchase Tickets
This Fall, take a ride through Britain’s great houses with Dr. Oliver Cox during his lecture on the history of the horse and the English Country House. Find out if she was a harlot or a housewife during Angus Haldane’s talk on the lives and portraits of notorious mistresses, faithful wives, and creative figures of the 17th-century English Royal Court. Delight in the stunning garden of Kiftsgate Court, cultivated by three generations of women gardeners, with owners Anne and Johnny Chambers. Be transported back to 18th-century Britain into a club of extraordinary people whose ideas helped shape their age with Dr. Leo Damrosch. Sonia Purnell is back to give her sold-out lecture to new audiences on the incredible story of WWII spy Virginia Hall, “The most dangerous of all Allied spies.” And more!Learn More
Date: October 23 – November 13
Location: Findlay Galleries, New York
This month, Royal Oak is proud to work with Findlay Galleries to host an exhibit, The Assembly of Time, showcasing paintings by British painter, Charles Neal.
This exhibition presents a collection of National Trust estates that evoke our shared heritage and an appreciation of
the history and craftsmanship that makes each property unique: some for the history that the property represents like
Blickling Hall, and others that reflect great historical figures such as Churchill’s Chartwell.
Cooking & Traditions
Cooking & Traditions