osbornehouseresizedEnglish Heritage members are being invited to join Osborne House’s Curator Michael Hunter for an exclusive illustrated talk and tour as Osborne looks back at familial relationships during The Great War.

Osborne House embodies the familial relationships between the leaders of those countries at war during World War One. As grandchildren of Queen Victoria, the cousins were very familiar with the estate and visited their grandmother regularly throughout her life. Kaiser Wilhelm was even with his grandmother when she died.

osbornecousinsTomorrow between 13:00 and 16:00, English Heritage members only are being given the opportunity to discover the stories behind these powerful leaders and how they went from playing together in the idyllic setting of Osborne to tearing apart Europe decades later.

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During the tour there will be access to photographs that are not normally on show to the public and those attending will also hear about the role Osborne played during the war where it housed a convalescent home and received wounded officers such as Robert Graves and A.A. Milne.

English Heritage members can book to join the talk and tour by phoning 0870 333 1183.

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