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Strawberry Hill House - Interiors

The interiors of Strawberry Hill House are so well refurbished, that it seems waiting for its first occupants. Whilst the house has few artifacts at present, the trust is raising funds to restore at least some of Horace Walpole’s massive collection.  110 more words


Strawberry Hill House


10 pics – The house was created by Horace Walpole who was the  youngest son of Robert Walpole (Britain’s first Prime Minister).  Work began in 1749 and continued in stages over the following 27 years.  212 more words


"Welcome to the gloomth": our visit to Strawberry Hill House

Last Saturday, my friend Jo (who can be found here and, excellently, here) and I went to Strawberry Hill House, home of famous eighteenth century posh-boy and Gothic writer, Horace Walpole. 673 more words


19 Apr 2015: Visiting the V&A Museum

Wow wow wow!

We visited the Victoria & Albert museum in London today to see the Strawberry Room from the demolished Lee Priory. Wow! It seemed so strange that we were standing in a room that was once part of Lee Priory, the main house to which Lee House was the laundry and brewery; part of which still exists today. 66 more words


Book Review: The Castle of Otranto and The Old English Baron

Horace Walpole The Castle of Otranto and Clara Reeve’s The Old English Baron are both seminal works in the history of the gothic novel but while they approach the same subjects (even in regards to plot) they diverge in interesting ways. 424 more words

Book Review

18. Yli 100 vuotta vanha kirja

Horace Walpolen romaani Otranton linna julkaistiin alkukielellä vuonna 1764. Viime vuonna teos julkaistiin ensimmäistä kertaa kokonaisuudessaan suomeksi. Otranton linnan sanotaan olevan ensimmäinen goottilainen kauhuromaani. Kauhua siinä tosin nykylukijalle ei ole nimeksikään. 119 more words


Strawberry Hill: the eccentric house that inspired the Gothic Revival

Among the smart suburban homes of Twickenham is a very strange house.  Gleaming white walls, battlements, Gothic pinnacles and a round tower stand out against more restrained neighbours. 1,788 more words

18th Century