'A pleasure not to be envied'

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History Today
Vol. 51, no. 7 (July 2001), p. 41-47

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For the English nobility, the country house in the period 1660 to 1880 was the ultimate status symbol. The practical aspect of constructing a magnificent pile, however, was a costly and complex endeavour