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The American's Love of the British Country House

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    The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

We have come to associate the British country house with longstanding family history, but American money and taste made an important contribution to its survival.

After 1880, American heiresses married (with mixed fortunes) titles and plutocrats, and the likes of Andrew Carnegie returned to the land of their birth. Join Clive Aslet, editor at large of Country Life, as he discusses his new publication An Exuberant Catalogue of Dreams: The Americans who Revived the Country House in Britain, which reveals how the Americans transformed the country house and created the quintessential look that we all delight in today.

Evening Talk
19.00 – 20.00 (talk); 20.00 – 20.45 (refreshments)
£15 (including wine reception)

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