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Alexander Macleay

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

(1767–1848)

was a colonial official who fostered the development of science in the colony. He arrived in NSW in 1826 as colonial secretary and was appointed to the Executive...

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Allan Cunningham

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

(1791–1839), English plant collector, who became a gardener at Kew in 1808 and was one of the many collectors sent by Sir Joseph Banks to unexplored parts of the world.

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Aranjuez

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

A town 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Madrid on the left bank of the river Tagus and the summer residence of the court of Philip II. The fourteenth-century palace ...

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azulejo

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

Glazed earthenware lustrous tile, brightly coloured and ornamented with geometrical and floral patterns, found in alicatado work in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. The term is also...

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Blenheim palace

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — British History.

(Oxon.). Home of the dukes of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Situated in Woodstock, Blenheim palace was given to John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, in gratitude...

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Boboli Gardens

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

In 1549 the unfinished Pitti Palace was bought by Eleanor of Toledo, the duchess of Cosimo I de'Medici. Niccolò Tribolo was quickly commissioned to design a garden; he died the ...

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bosco

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

(plural boschi)

The bosco of Italian gardens is a woodland descended from the sacred groves of classical antiquity. In Renaissance gardens, the bosco was a contrast to the axial...

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botanical garden

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

A facility in which trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition, or preserved for conservation or reintroduction, as part of a living collection. See also zoo.

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Brenzone, Villa

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

The Villa Guarienti di Brenzone was designed by Michele Sanmicheli for the lawyer and humanist philosopher Agostino Brenzone. The house and gardens were built in the early 1540s on the ...

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Chatsworth House

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(Derbys.). Country seat of the Cavendishes, dukes of Devonshire. The Elizabethan house, begun by Sir William Cavendish in 1552 and completed by his widow Bess of Hardwick (Lady Shrewsbury),...

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