Althorp Living History
Althorp - a sprawling English estate in Northamptonshire - was built in 1508, by the Spencers, for the Spencers, and that is how it has remained for over 500 years - one of the most distinguished, aristocratic families in England with ties to Winston Churchill and the ancestors of George Washington. The family line has contained politicians, courtiers, admirals, society beauties and pioneers in charity work, as well as gamblers, book lovers, and even a breeder of prize bulls. They were all related, but each Spencer was unique in time and taste.
Having one family in one home for five centuries has presented many opportunities for members of the line to leave behind their mark in the shape of their favourite acquisitions. A passion for collecting has always been present, and the cream of their collections now adorns Althorp.
The Althorp Living History Collection is under license from The Right Honourable The Earl Spencer of Althorp exclusively to TA.