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From Roman villas to Downton Abbey: Britain’s country houses

Clive Aslet traces Britain’s 2,000-year love affair with the country house, and what it reveals about the nation’s evolving political landscape

An archetypal country house in its grounds, in the mist
Published: September 14, 2021 at 12:44 pm
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Clive Aslet, author of The Story of the Country House: A History of Places and People, reveals how Britain’s attitude to its stately piles has reflected the nation’s evolving political and economic landscape over the past 2,000 years.

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Clive Aslet is the author of The Story of the Country House: A History of Places and People (Yale, 2021)

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