pembroke house


history meme x wilton house,salisbury

Wilton House is an English country house situated at Wilton near Salisbury in Wiltshire. It has been the country seat of the Earls of Pembroke for over 400 years.

The first recorded building on the site of Wilton House was a priory founded by King Egbert circa 871. Later, this priory, due to the munificence of King Alfred, was granted lands and manors until it became wealthy and powerful. However, by the time Wilton Abbey was dissolved during the Dissolution of the Monasteries by King Henry VIII of England, its prosperity was already on the wane – following the seizure of the abbey, King Henry presented it and the estates to William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke (in the 1551 creation) in c.1544.

anonymous asked:

What was G3 like during his illness/es??

Ooh gosh I love talking about this!! But first things first. It is possible that George suffered from a hereditary blood diseases, Porphyria, but another possibility is arsenic poisoning, as a study of George’s hair revealed high levels of arsenic.

George behaved in a very similar ways during all of his illnesses. He is said to have been extremely agitated, talking at an extremely quick pace, skipping from one subject into another, never really making much sense. He lost much of his appetite, and became delirious, leading to events such as his mistaking a tree for a Prussian Ambassador, or naming pillow Octavius after his dead son and would assume Octavius wasn’t dead. He could get quite violent, not being able to control himself, for example his throwing himself at his eldest son, the Prince of Wales, after he provoked him during a concert. He continued to obsess over ‘The colonies’ (America), and would become sexually inappropriate at times, mainly towards Lady Pembroke.

Through his first illness he was 'helped’ by 'The medical tribe’, a group of doctors that tried their best to help him, but in the end, he was treated most successfully by Dr. Willis. Though throughout his illness George did have instances of 'returning to himself’. George’s illness is best recorded by his favoured equerry, Colonel Robert Fulke Greville. He supported the King and served him loyally throughout, and though never a keen diarist, recorded all of George’s illness and recovery in his diaries, which are available for you to buy. That is if you can find a copy.

The Wilton House “Double Cube Room” was designed by Inigo Jones and Isaac de Caus to display a number of Van Dyck portraits. The room is 60 feet long, 30 feet wide and 30 feet high!

Wilton House is an English country house situated at Wilton near Salisbury in Wiltshire. Begun in 1632, it has been the country seat of the Earls of Pembroke for over 400 years.

Wow, its been a wee while since an update! I havn’t been able to do really any simming due to having back problems and not being able to sit at the computer for long periods of time. Just had a birthday and finally got a wireless keyboard and mouse and a long hdmi cord, so can now sit on the couch and relax while I sim on my fancy curved screen tv!

So I was able to actually have a play today, and visited the crazy Pembroke house. I am honestly convinced this house is well and truely cursed! To recap, we had the father, Lloyd, presumed dead at sea and his supposed widow Amy trying to deal with the loss, but then he came back, she got pregnant but lost the baby, then she got pregnant again and almost lost the baby, the dog died, her eldest daughter nearly died while trying to fix the computer, Amy got pregnant again and endured a whole pregnancy of morning sickness, while almost losing the baby, she lost her job and then this time as I just got started into the game a pop up came up claiming there were two puppies on the way! there were already 6 people and two dogs! But they still came and we now have Jonty and Clemence (well we did, they ended up being sent up for adoption, this house is too crazy to handle them!)

For some odd reason (I dont think its odd actually, I think its stress!) just after the pups were born and one of them peed in the lounge, Amy broke down and cried, once again she really did lose it! How ironic that on the wall just behind her is a slogan of ‘laugh’ that in itself is laughable!

And then, you wont believe it (except judging from this crazed house you will!) There was a big thunder/lightning storm, Lloyd ran outside and promptly was stuck!! I mean really what are the odds! But wait theres more, there was another storm later on, and Callie (eldest daughter) was struck!! Didnt get that one on film as it happened so fast and was a ‘wait, what just happened?!’ moment but happen it did! Thank goodness no one died though!!

Never a dull moment with this family!


Wilton House is a county house in Wiltshire. It has been the country seat of the Earls of Pembroke for over 400 years. Circa 1544 King Henry VIII granted the estate to William Herbert. Herbert married Anne Parr, sister of the future queen consort Catherine Parr. The 1st Earl of Pembroke built a Tudor house that only lasted 80 years. The 4th Earl pulled down the southern wing and erected a new complex of staterooms designed by Inigo Jones. In one of the staterooms hangs Wilton’s greatest treasure, a portrait by Rembrandt. The 11th Earl called upon James Wyatt in 1801 to modernize the house. The original Great Hall of the Tudor house, the chapel and De Caus painted staircase were swept away. At the present time the 18th Earl of Pembroke (William Herbert) and his family live in the house. Wilton House has been used in multiple films and television productions including The Young Victoria, Mrs. Brown and Pride and Prejudice.

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Princess Sophia of Bohemia (1630-1714), mother of George I as a shepherdess, Honthorst, Gerrit van (1590-1656) / Collection of the Earl of Pembroke, Wilton House, Wilts. / The Bridgeman Art Library