Red squirrel at National Trust Wallington in Northumberland

The Wallington Red Squirrels

21.10.2016 | category: General

Red squirrels at Wallington would be a familiar sight to the young Lancelot Brown as he walked several miles to school in the Wallington Estate village of Cambo each day from his home in nearby Kirkharle, and as much part of the landscape as the trees, lakes and streams he was later to manipulate to create the ideal of the English landscape we see in his work today.

©Historic England; Cover of Slavery and the British Country House

Book: Slavery and the British Country House

21.10.2016 | category: General

The British country house has long been regarded as the jewel in the nation's heritage crown. But the country house is also an expression of wealth and power, and as scholars reconsider the nation's colonial past, new questions are being posed about these great houses and their links to Transatlantic slavery.

Palladian Bridge at Scampston

An Essay on Lancelot Brown

14.10.2016 | category: General

It is important to understand Capability Brown in the wider European context and the Philosophy of the Enlightenment. Philosophers all had their differences, but shared a common belief in the problem solving power of the human mind.