Peter the Wild Boy

Posted by Berkhamsted Admin on 06 Apr 2023

Modified by Berkhamsted Admin on 10 Nov 2023

Peter the wild boy

2014 marked the 300th Anniversary of the Hanoverian Dynasty. One of the events planned by Historic Royal Palaces was the Glorious Georges exhibition at Kensington Palace. The School has for many years, been the custodian of a collar that was once worn by Peter the Wild Boy, a feral child found in the forests of Hanover and brought to the court of King George I in 1726. The collar was loaned to Kensington Palace, as a part of the exhibition that ran from 2014-2015. 

Kensington Palace is organising a further exhibition, which opens in March 2024, entitled Untold Stories; which explores the stories of the folk who worked in royal service in the 17th and 18th centuries. The collar and the part petition that the school looks after, will be a part of this exhibition.

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