Restoration Period

Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, explains how a seventeenth-century Duke stole her heart while she was still at university.

On September 6th, 2007, my long and intimate relationship with a dead duke will come to an end. For more than a decade, I have been peeping through the keyhole into the domestic world of William Cavendish, first Duke of Newcastle, and my biography of him and his household is about to appear in print at last.

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