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H 240 x W 240 mm

260 pages

500 colour plates

Published Apr 2022

Bellendaine Books

ISBN

Paperback: 9780995756663

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

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Boughton: The House, its People and its Collections

By Richard Buccleuch

Photography by Fritz von der Schulenburg

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It was the dream of the Duke of Buccleuch’s ambitious forebear Ralph, 1st Duke of Montagu, to transform his ancestral home in Northamptonshire from a Tudor manor house into a grand seat with the majesty that had so impressed him at Versailles when he was Charles II’s envoy to the court of Louis XIV.

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Contents

THE EARLY MONTAGUS OF BOUGHTON: THE DAWN OF A DYNASTY 6 ;
The 1st Sir Edward Montagu ;
The 2nd Sir Edward Montagu ;
Edward, 1st Lord Montagu ;
Edward, 2nd Lord Montagu ;
The Hon. Edward Montagu and Elizabeth, Lady Harvey ;

THE DUKES OF MONTAGU: POWER AND INFLUENCE ;
Ralph, 1st Duke of Montagu ;
John, 2nd Duke of Montagu ;
Lady Mary Montagu, Duchess of Montagu, and George, 3rd Duke of Montagu ;
John, Marquis of Montherme ;

THE SCOTTISH CONNECTION ;
Lady Elizabeth Montagu marries Henry, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch ;
Boughton reawakens ;
The family album ;

THE GRAND TOUR ;
THE NORTH FRONT: DUKE RALPH'S VISION ;
The Staircase Hall, the State Rooms, the Northwest Pavilion, the ‘Unfinished Wing’ ;

THE TUDOR MANOR: THE HEART OF THE HOUSE ;
The Great Hall, the Egyptian Hall and the Little Hall ;

THE WEST FRONT: DUKE JOHN'S LEGACY ;
The Loggia, the Boudoir and the Boudoir Lobby, the South Passage, the Morning Room, the Rainbow Room, the Drawing Room, the Library, the Flower Gallery and the Nursery ;

THE SOUTH SIDE: THE QUIET CORNER ;
The White Drawing Room, the Chinese Staircase, the Audit Room and the Sèvres porcelain collection ;

BEHIND THE SCENES: THE WORKING HOUSE ;
The Old Kitchen, the Armoury, the Attics, the Dower House and Stables ;

THE ARCHIVES ;
The Montagu Music Collection ;
The Huguenots at Boughton ;

BEYOND THE HOUSE ;
The Boughton landscape ;
The Montagu Monuments ;
Timeline and bibliography

About the Author

Richard, 10th Duke of Buccleuch and 12th Duke of Queensberry, is responsible for his family’s historic art collections and houses, including Drumlanrig Castle and Bowhill in Scotland and Boughton House in Northamptonshire. Author of books about each of them, he works widely in the heritage field and was for ten years President of the National Trust for Scotland. He is currently a trustee of the Royal Collection Trust and President of the Georgian Group.