Today, because of having become members of what’s called Royal Museums Greenwich, we had a preview of this palace, about to be opened to the public after more than a year of restoration.
The queen was Anne of Denmark, wife of the not very admirable man who got to be called James VI of Scotland and James I of England. And the building, when you first see it and are told it’s the Queen’s House, tempts you to wonder why she needed so much space.
We had to enter through a sort of central tunnel
and found ourselves among a surprising number of other members
but it was worth it and I’ll tell you more about it – rather a lot more – tomorrow. There’s something astronomical I must get on to tonight.