Category Archives: Robert Smythson

Stately house, part III: Hardwick

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 for Longleat, see here.  Finally, I … Continue reading

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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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Stately house, part I: Wollaton Hall

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 this has been handled by my three favorite houses.  First up: Wollaton Hall. Wollaton … 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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Summer Vacation, part IV

The Cloisters The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art located within Fort Tryon Park on the northern tip of Manhattan, is a beautiful collection of medieval art and architecture.  The core of the collection was put together … Continue reading

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