Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill
Blenheim, Private and Public.
Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill will take us on a 300 year long journey through the fascinating and colourful history of this Oxfordshire landmark and her family home, Blenheim Palace.
Lady Henrietta gives us insight that no one else has – into the family and the many ways in which having such a significant history has transformed and affected their lives – and how she herself sees this.
Henrietta Spencer-Churchill studied Art History in Italy and France before enrolling at the Inchbald School of Design in London. She started her interior design business in 1981.
She specialises in the restoration and refurbishment of period and listed buildings with emphasis placed on conserving their historic value and features whilst bringing them into the 21st century.
As well as her interior design business, much of her time is dedicated to the overseeing of the restorations of Blenheim Palace, the running of the Blenheim Foundation, and organising fundraising events.
She is the author of 11 books and has carried out many TV appearances in the UK and USA.
After the talk, let Lady Henrietta guide you through a selection of Churchill artefacts. These relate to both John Churchill the First Duke of Malborough and Sir Winston Churchill. The artefacts are kindly lent by Blenheim Palace.