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Blenheim palace

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(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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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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Hampton Court Palace

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(Middx.). Royal residence, situated on the banks of the Thames, south‐west of London. Started by Cardinal Wolsey in 1514, Hampton Court was confiscated in 1529 by Henry VIII, who...

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New Delhi

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Displaced Calcutta as the capital of British India in 1912. It was selected to stand adjacent to Old Delhi, erstwhile capital of the Mughal empire, to emphasize continuity between the two...

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Osborne House

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(Isle of Wight). Soon after their marriage, Victoria and Albert looked around for a private residence, where their growing family could enjoy seaside holidays. In 1845 they purchased the...

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Petworth House

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In Sussex is on the edge of the small market town, though it manages to create its own serene world. The property belonged originally to the Percy family, from whom ...

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Raglan castle

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Raglan, Gwent, Wales, was built in the 15th century and passed by marriage to the Somerset family (later earls of Worcester and dukes of Beaufort). The 3rd Earl inherited the ...

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Warwick castle

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Sited on a cliff above the Avon, was founded by William the Conqueror in 1068 and has been the seat of the earls of Warwick from the 11th cent. It began as a motte and bailey castle, a...

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Woburn

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(Beds.).

Woburn abbey came into the hands of the 1st earl of Bedford, along with Covent Garden and estates in Devon, at the dissolution of the monasteries. It was an ...

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