Treasures from Chatsworth, Episode 10: The Mortlake Tapestries
Even a familiar, well-documented masterwork that has been hanging on the wall for hundreds of years can still contain untold stories. This episode focuses on how the 17th century Mortlake Tapestries reveal surprising evidence of an unusual period in Chatsworth’s history.
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