TREASURE HOUSES OF BRITAIN: Three DVD Box Set


TREASURE HOUSES OF BRITAIN: Three DVD Box Set

SELINA SCOTT    Book Number: 88756    Product format: Unknown

The three most popular of Britain's finest stately homes on three quality colour DVDs, boxed, running time 138 minutes. Burghley House in Lincolnshire is a fabulous house built by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Elizabeth I. Started in 1555 it took 32 years to build. Over 450 years later, its state rooms are filled with treasures including one of the finest collections of 17th century Italian masterpieces, an exceptional display of Oriental and European ceramics and fine furniture. And it still remains a family home. Colour TV programme on DVD. Chatsworth House was built by the remarkable Bess of Hardwick and altered by the First Duke. It is one of the nation's greatest private homes open to the public, its first floor taken up with richly decorated, state apartments built for a visit by King William III, but the King never came. 46 minute colour film of both the interior and exterior, and an opportunity to explore the home of the Duke of Devonshire. Blenheim Palace is the third and last in the series. In this programme, the Duke of Marlborough talks to Selina Scott about Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, paid for by an Act of Parliament in 1705 as a grateful nation thanked its greatest warrior, John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough. Treasures include the tapestry which recalls the Battle of Blenheim in which Marlborough defeated the Franco-Bavarian forces in the War of Spanish Succession. Winston Spencer Churchill, who was born at Blenheim in 1874, is buried in the park at the tiny church of Bladon. Explore inside and outside of this fine stately home from the comfort of your armchairs. 46 minute colour programme. Set of three.
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ISBN 5060474051279
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