Recent Posts for Polly Putnam

I am the collections curator responsible for Hampton Court Palace and Kew Palace. I help uncover the stories of the people who lived and worked in our palaces and find ways of displaying objects to help tell those stories. I specialise in post 1700s works of art and I am particularly fond of silver and glamorous textiles. Basically, I like shiny things!

Was George III Britain's best king?

Was George III Britain’s best king?

In a society which no longer excuses discrimination and violence, nor dismisses the abuse and objectification of women we probably need to re-think our monarchical top ten. Here is my pitch for George III making the top slot.