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Harlaxton: “Beyond your imagination”

Unfortunately I haven’t had a single answer to the question -“Why did he do it?” – that I posed at the end of last week’s post about Harlaxton the “Jacobethan” marvel dreamed up and then lovingly built by Gregory Gregory. … Continue reading

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Recording Britain

War inspires artists,or rather requires artists, to produce propaganda, and many governments have used war artists to record a different take on what is going on to newscasts and documentary films.  Usually this is strident, but on other occasions much … Continue reading

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Seaton Delaval: “The Geordie Versailles”

This summer I was mesmerised by a visit to Seaton Delaval Hall,   Vanbrugh’s  late masterpiece, just north of  Newcastle. Although I’d seen photos of the house  I suppose I was  expecting a grand approach maybe down a long avenue of trees … Continue reading

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