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Anglesey Abbey

Just under a century ago two wealthy Anglo-American brothers, fanatical about horse racing bought a stud farm near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. They also  wanted to enjoy the life of the huntin’ shootin’ and fishin’ set in the English … Continue reading

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The Winter Garden

An after-dark trip to see the winter light show at Anglesey Abbey just before Christmas made me think about the origins of gardens especially designed and planted for the more inhospitable months of the year.  There are plenty of them … Continue reading

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Ickworth

I was lecturing in  Suffolk recently and took the opportunity to call in at Ickworth, for the first time in many years. What a revelation that was. Not the grand rotunda of the house, splendid on the outside but  rather … Continue reading

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Henry Lyte & Lytes Cary

Have you heard of Henry Lyte?   Don’t yawn when I tell you that his main claim to fame is that  he published A Niewe Herball in 1578 which was his own meticulous translation of Rembert Dodoens Cruydeboeck of 1554, by … Continue reading

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