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Rothschildshire: Building like a Rothschild

Thu 18 Apr, 16 May, 27 Jun, 18 Jul, 15 Aug, 19 Sep & 17 Oct 2019

3.15pm

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Free with house and grounds admission
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Discover how to build and collect like a Rothschild in this introduction to the building of Waddesdon and its collection.

Baron Ferdinand was not the first in the family to build in the Vale of Aylesbury. His English uncles and cousins already had properties in the area and in the 19th century, Buckinghamshire was often referred to as Rothschildshire. The extraordinary collecting history of the family and its creation of the distinctive ‘goût Rothschild’ (Rothschild style) will be considered alongside other Rothschild houses nearby. The architecture and collections of several houses will be discussed, including Mentmore, Tring and Aston Clinton.

The talk will be 45 minutes in duration, please meet in the Oval Hall.