Richard Buccleuch

BOOKS BY THIS CONTRIBUTOR

Carterhaugh Ba’

Richard Buccleuch

For anyone interested the true origins of the game of rugby in the centuries-old mass ba’ games of the Scottish Borders and the North of England – still alive and kicking to this day – here are tales wonderfully told by historians of the game. Historic images ant texts, alongside contemporary photography, tell a story two centuries in the making. READ MORE

Hardback: £16.95

Boughton: The House, its People and its Collections

Richard Buccleuch

In this sumptuous portrait of Boughton House, known as ‘the English Versailles’, the present Duke sets the scene with a history of his ancestors who acquired the Northamptonshire manor in the reign of Henry VIII. Ralph, 1st Duke of Montagu (1638–1709), Charles II’s envoy to Louis XIV, transformed Boughton into a palatial homage to French culture. READ MORE

Paperback: £17.95

Bowhill: The House, its People and its Paintings

Richard Buccleuch

Bowhill started life as a modest Georgian villa bought for political reasons. The art collection was consolidated when Henry, the enlightened 3rd Duke, and his wife, Elizabeth, united three great families of Montagu, Douglas and Scott. They left to later generations to transform Bowhill into a huge mansion and add great treasures to its collection. READ MORE

Paperback: £12.95