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Secrets of Althorp: The Spencers

This special looks at the mansion’s interior and history, providing a fresh perspective on the life of the beloved princess.


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SECRETS OF ALTHORP THE SPENCERS takes viewers to the home of 19 generations of the Spencer dynasty. Althorp is best known as the childhood home and final resting place of Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales. This special looks at the mansion’s interior and history, providing a fresh perspective on the life of the beloved princess.  Apart from Diana, many other noteworthy Spencers have presided over the grand estate for more than 500 years, producing politicians, military heroes, dukes and duchesses.

SECRETS OF CHATSWORTH explores the estate’s extensive grounds and tells, among other accounts, the tragic tale of Billy Cavendish, heir to Chatsworth’s 10th Duke of Devonshire, and Kathleen Kennedy. Kathleen, the sister of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, married the British aristocrat, only to lose her husband after only four months of marriage. Billy was killed in action in World War II. Four years later, Kathleen died in a plane crash and was buried at Chatsworth.

Secrets of Althorp – The Spencers

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Aired: 2013-07-06 12:00:00 0:30 Rating: NR

Take a tour of Althorp with Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer, brother of Princess Diana.