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H 240 x W 240 mm

232 pages

465 colour plates

Published Aug 2016

Caique Publishing Ltd

ISBN

Paperback: 9780956594853

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Keywords
Historic houses; Northamptonshire; Boughton House; Art; Sèvres porcelain; Tapestry

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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.

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