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SECRETS OF CHATSWORTH

Sunday, November 28, 2021, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

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Survey the 500-year history of Chatsworth and learn about its American connections.

  • Airdate(s): 11/28/2021 - 10:00 - 11:00 PM
  • Original Broadcast: 7/14/2013
CC HD

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In its 500-year history, Chatsworth has been home to some notable inhabitants, among them the 5th Duke of Devonshire, his wife, Lady Georgiana Spencer, and Lady Elizabeth Foster, who lived together in a ménage à trois. King Edward VII enjoyed shooting parties on the estate and was often entertained by Duchess Louisa, one of Britain’s foremost political hostesses. Duchess Louisa’s daughter-in-law, American Consuelo Yznaga del Valle, introduced American heiresses into the British aristocracy; many of these young women married British noblemen. Billy Cavendish, heir of the 10th Duke of Devonshire, wooed and wed Kathleen Kennedy, the sister of future U.S. president John F Kennedy. The marriage was short-lived, however: Billy died in action in World War II four months after they exchanged vows. Four years later, Kathleen died in a plane crash. She was buried at Chatsworth.

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SECRETS OF HENRY VIII’S PALACE

SECRETS OF ALTHORP – THE SPENCERS 

Press Materials

  • Secrets of Three Iconic Homes – HENRY VIII’S PALACE, ALTHORP HOUSE and CHATSWORTH HOUSE

    Press Release

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