3 edition of Great English Houses found in the catalog.
|Statement||Random House Value Publishing|
|Publishers||Random House Value Publishing|
|LC Classifications||December 12, 1988|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 126 p. :|
|Number of Pages||47|
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In 1881 "probate duty" became payable on all personal property bequeathed at death. In 1946, in what has been described as "an act of sheer class-war vindictiveness", Britain's Labour government insisted on the destruction, by open cast mining, of the park and formal gardens ofBritain's largest country house. Harewood House, Yorkshire Generally, a large entry hall led on to living rooms meant for show. The Making of the English Country House, 1500—1640.
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This has been the fate of in Bedfordshire and in Buckinghamshire. Rooms were well lit with large windows, and the natural light was supplemented by numerous large mirrors. Hardwick Hall, which is located in Derbyshire, is the former home of Elizabeth Shrewsbury, also known as Bess of Hardwick.
Unlike many of their contemporaries prior to the 20th century, they slept in proper beds, wore well-made adequate clothes and received three proper meals a day, plus a small wage. As a description of a country house, the term was first used in a poem by"The Homes of England", originally published in in 1827. It was one of the Trust's first great houses, and over the next 70 years was to be followed by over three hundred further nationally important houses which the Trust would administer and open to the Great English Houses.
The most notable features are the tapestries and needlework on display. Others, such asbecame venues for. Great English Houses years later, Lloyd George in his of 1909 announced plans for a for the rich, but the bill introducing the tax was defeated in the House of Lords.
It was saved by being transformed into a school.
The high profile campaign of , eminent architectural historian and president of , failed to save the mid-Victorian mansion; and the subsequent departure from Britain of many important works of art from Mentmore caused public opinion to slowly change.