We all know Buckingham Palace, and many of you will have visited there, but the 1000 year history of the site is a different matter. Just how did our royal palace come to be there? As you will discover, the answer reveals a panorama alive with characters from the past: swaggering rogues, a witch, fraudulent land deals, dubious monks and much, much more – including of course royalty and precious works of art. The other nearby palaces are also part of the story – Westminster, Whitehall and St James, all combining to provide a unique insight into all our pasts.