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(Doctor to King George III)
Brasted Place was built in the village by Robert Adams between 1784 - 1785
in the Palladian style for King George III's doctor John Turton .
George III gave Turton a clock from Horse Guards parade which was installed
in the clock turret at Brasted Place .
In 1840 Prince Louis of France stayed in Brasted Place before trying to
return to France in an attempt to become Emperor Napoleon III of France.
He sailed in August of the same year into Boulogne with a small number of
mercenaries. He was caught and sentenced to imprisonment in the fortress of
Ham in the Department of Somme. In 1844, his uncle Joseph died, making Louis
the direct heir apparent to the Bonaparte claim. He finally managed
to escape to Southport, England in May 1846 by changing clothes with a mason
working at the fortress.
| Brasted is a small village that straggles along the busy A25 in Kent.
It has the normal small village services and buses.
The nearest train is found at Sevenoaks a few miles to the East.
| Some of the houses along the A25 are very pretty