John Evelyn, diarist, 27 August 1678:
After dinner I walked to Ham, which is inferior to few of the best villas in Italy itselfe.
The house is furnishd like a great Prince's.
Just one in a series of grand houses and palaces alongside the River Thames - the utterly magnificent Ham House is a seventeenth century treasure trove. Here is just a minute sampling...
|The Green Closet miniatures and cabinet pictures|
|Queen Elizabeth I (Nicholas Hilliard)|
|Looking into 'The Green Closet'|