Ghost of Greenwich Christmas Past Part Three
Acceptable gifts included:
- Gold coins
- Jewelled fans
- Anything including precious jewels
- Anything in Satin or Silk
There was one final Royal Christmas – next door in Deptford, when Peter the Great of Russia ate poor old John Evelyn out of house, home and hedge at Christmas 1697. After that it all went totally pear-shaped. The Georges weren’t interested – Brighton appealed to the Prince Regent more than London. Victoria sat around being miserable in Osborne House and Windsor Castle.