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Stately house, part II: Longleat

Inspired by a recent cnn.com article about how to fund a British stately home or manor house in modern times, I thought I would write about how my three favorite houses have handled this.  For Wollaton, see here.  Next up: … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage

The year is 1568. Queen Elizabeth sits on the throne of England. Mary, Queen of Scots, has fled Scotland seeking refuge with her cousin Elizabeth. Instead, she finds herself imprisoned and turned over to the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury. … Continue reading

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Longleat – a poem

Longleat If walls could talk The stories they would tell Of rising, falling, Burning and soaring The walls hold scars Of battles fought and tempers lost Pursuing perfection Whatever the cost What hands brought them to life? Who pulled the … Continue reading

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