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Vanbrugh, Sir John (1664-1726), playwright and architect

Kerry Downes

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Early life | The search for a vocation | The dramatist | The art of adaptation | The architect of Castle Howard | Solvency and status | Blenheim | Kimbolton Castle and Vanbrugh's personal style | Vanbrugh at fifty: politics and official life | Personal and family; the Greenwich estate | Major works after 1715 | The last years of a professional | Vanbrugh's achievement

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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