Last week around the corner from Jermyn Street, the Earl and Countess Spencer hosted a glamorous and literary champagne reception in their ancestral London Home, Spencer House, often referred to as ‘London’s finest private palace’, to celebrate the publication of “Killers of The King” by Charles Spencer, (Ninth Earl Spencer).
Guests included Boris Johnson, Julian Fellowes, James Cracknell, Kate Adie, Twiggy, Stanley Johnson, Rachel Johnson, Dr David Starkey, Lady Antonia Fraser, Dr. Hilary Jones, Kate Williams, Sandy Gall, Antony Beevor, Kwasi Kwarteng, Ben Okri, Edward St Aubyn and many others.
Jermyn Street: ‘Killers of the King’ by Charles Spencer
In this much-anticipated book, Charles Spencer tells the shocking stories and fascinating fates of the men who signed the death warrant of the Seventeeth Century British king, Charles I – a Spencer ancestor. “Killers of The King” by Charles Spencer, was published by Bloomsbury on Thursday 11th September 2014.
Charles Spencer is the ninth Earl Spencer. He was educated at Eton College and studied Modern History at Oxford University. Charles Spencer is a father to five daughters and two sons, and is married to Karen Spencer. Karen Spencer is the founder and CEO of Whole Child International, a charity dedicated to elevating the quality of childcare for vulnerable children in the developing world.
From its conception, Spencer House was recognised as one of the most ambitious aristocratic town houses ever built in London and is, today, the city’s only great eighteenth-century private palace to survive intact. Spencer House was built in 1756-66 for John, first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-97). Situated in the heart of St James’s, Spencer House is a short distance from St James’s Palace, Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Westminster, and has a splendid terrace and garden with magnificent views of The Green Park.
Spencer House (27 St. James’s Place, London SW1A 1NR)