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A glimpse into the world of stately homes and castles
In this 20-episode, factual British series, antiques expert Tim Wonnacott and expert chef Rosemary Shrager travel in the footsteps of Queen Victoria, visiting the grand houses, castles and stately homes that she visited throughout her life. Using Victoria's own diaries and other firsthand accounts of her visits, they reveal the extraordinary food, décor and garden preparations that were undertaken, exactly what happened during the visits and explore the legacy of each royal stay - upstairs and downstairs.
Top Customer Reviews
The choice of the two hosts Rosemary Shrager and Tim Wonnacott was most unfortunate. They really grind on you after a few episodes with their repetitive language, gesticulations, overblown enthusiasm and the over enunciation of words like "stunning", "fabulous" etc. To top it off they pull all kinds of faces while doing this. The repeated references to the owners and the guests of the houses as "toffs", "aristos" etc. is very annoying. For me the worst part are their constant lame attempts at humor and / or being clever.Read more ›
I recommend this dvd "Royal Upstairs/Downstairs" to anyone who is fascinated with the great British estates and with the British monarchy...as well as those who love great food.
I rate this series an A+++ !!
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Had never heard of this before, but I loved this querky, addictive series. A must for anyone who loves country houses, Victoria, and grand cooking. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Exiled warrior
fantastic to watch, had seen some on TV but wanted to be able to watch again, great service from Amazon as well very prompt service. Many thanksPublished 18 months ago by janet pike