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Those in important political roles have often sought to escape the pressures of office by escaping to the calm and tranquillity of the countryside. This has been particularly true of the holder of the most important role; that of Prime … Continue reading
The modern era has, in many ways, not been kind to our country houses. Faced with massive social changes in the early part of the 20th-century staff became harder to find leading to reduced maintainence. Often this started a spiral … Continue reading
Although the country houses are often impressive in themselves there is always heightened interest when they are associated with a grand title. Unfortunately the 12th Duke of Devonshire, in an article in today’s Sunday Times magazine, believes that the concept … Continue reading