Today is my last day as Gardener-in-Charge at Strawberry Hill House. I have had a brilliant time managing this eighteenth-century treasure and looking after the garden volunteers that make it all possible. 122 more words
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Thunder, lightning, evil princes, crumbling castles, ghostly apparitions, swooning maidens… Crammed to the rafters with cliché, The Castle of Otranto is a 250-year-old bonanza of the Gothic from Horace Walpole, the father of the genre. 740 more words
This blog comes from Ross, a Librarian Manager based in Local and Family History at Centeral Library.
Darken your summer with a little ‘gloomth’!
I like to imagine Horace Walpole as the Tim Burton of the eighteenth century. 935 more words
On 1 March, 2015 the Walpole Trust reopened Strawberry Hill House to the public. As the former home of Horace Walpole, famed (and famously eccentric) author of the first Gothic novel, the house has been a popular tourist destination since it was first built up in 1749. 1,247 more words