Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Day I: Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Isabella reporting:

It's Christmas Week, and once again I'm fortunate to be spending it in Colonial Williamsburg, VA. I'll be sharing quick posts with plenty of pictures of the gorgeous seasonal wreaths and other decorations. No white Christmas here - just rain - but all is decked out for a warm welcome, from the grand gates to the Governor's Palace, above, to the more modest windows of shops and houses, left.

Photographs copyright 2012 Susan Holloway Scott.


Blythe Gifford said...

Looking forward to your posts. Christmas in Williamsburg is on my bucket list!

Debbi said...

We LOVE Christmas in Williamsburg and go down every year. Unfortunately, we won't be able to make it this year so I'll be looking forward to your pictures.

Hels said...

Happy holidays to you :) The Governor's Palace looks sombre, severe almost and presumably dedicated to business. Who was the architect and when was it built?

Anonymous said...


Ive recently read "Royal Harlot", and become very facinated by Barbara Villiers, and I have begun Reading lots of books about her, the restoration etc.

But there is some questions about her that troubles me :)

1.) Is it true that she and the 14 year old James Crofts (Monmouth) had an affair? Was she attracked to him? (Hope not!)

2.) Did Barbara neglect and treat her second son so much that he became mentally retarded? (I read it in "The Mistresses of Charles 2" by Brian masters)

3.) Did she actually tear off the penis of a dead priest!!!!

4.) Is there any good books on her?

Sorry for long and stupid questions XD
P.S I LOVED the book Susan! I plan to read the one on Nell and Louise too!!!!!

Di said...

I'd love to visit Williamsburg again - it's been too many years.

Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scott said...

Happy holidays to all of you, too! :)

Hels, here's a link for more information about the history of the Governor's Palace:

It IS a handsome building, and though it's a reproduction (the original burned long ago), it still gives a good idea of how grand the "presence" of the royal governor must have been to the colonial Virginians.

Anonymous, I'm so glad you enjoyed "Royal Harlot"! I really liked writing about Barbara. She was definitely no angel, but much that has been written about her over time (and in her time, too) has been much exaggerated. If you drop me an email, I'll answer your questions in more detail - Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello, Its me again :)
My e-mail is currently out of work, sadly :( But you could just answer on the blog? (NO preasure!!!!)
But thanks for answering anyway :)

And Happy New Year!

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