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Dorchester Hotel
The Dorchester
The Dorchester
is a five-star luxury hotel on Park Lane and Deanery Street, London, to the east of Hyde Park. It is one of the world's most prestigious and expensive hotels.[1][2] The Dorchester
The Dorchester
opened on 18 April 1931,[3] and still retains its 1930s furnishings and ambiance despite being modernised. Throughout its history the hotel has been closely associated with the rich and famous. During the 1930s, it became known as a haunt of numerous writers and artists such as poet Cecil Day-Lewis, novelist Somerset Maugham, and the painter Sir Alfred Munnings. It has held prestigious literary gatherings, such as the "Foyles Literary Luncheons", an event the hotel still hosts today
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The May Fair
The May Fair
The May Fair
Hotel
Hotel
is a hotel on Stratton Street
Stratton Street
in Mayfair, London, that first opened in 1927.[2] The 404-room hotel completed a $150 million renovation[3] in November 2006, updating the hotel which opened in 1927, with King George V and Queen Mary in attendance.[4] A blue plaque unveiled in 2005 on the May Fair commemorates dance band leader Bert Ambrose, who regularly performed at the hotel.[5] The hotel is owned by Edwardian Hotels, and Inderneel Singh, son of the chairman and CEO Jasminder Singh, is the managing director.[6] References[edit]^ "Edwardian Group London announces new General Manager of the May Fair Hotel" (PDF). Edwardian.com. Retrieved 2017-01-27.  ^ Weinreb et al. 2008, p. 679. ^ "Hotels: Reviews, News and Ratings". Hotelchatter.com. Retrieved 2017-01-28.  ^ "The May Fair". www.radissonblu-edwardian.com
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Destruction Of Country Houses In 20th-century Britain
The destruction of country houses in 20th-century Britain was a phenomenon brought about by a change in social conditions during which a large number of country houses of varying architectural merit were demolished by their owners. Collectively termed by several authors "the lost houses", the final chapter in the history of these often now-forgotten houses has been described as a cultural tragedy.[2][3] The British nobility
British nobility
had been demolishing their country houses since the 15th century, when comfort replaced fortification as an essential need. For many, demolishing and rebuilding their country homes became a lifelong hobby, in particular during the 18th century when it became fashionable to take the Grand Tour
Grand Tour
and return home with art treasures, supposedly brought from classical civilizations
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Countryside Commission
In general, a rural area or countryside is a geographic area that is located outside towns and cities.[1] The Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines the word rural as encompassing "...all population, housing, and territory not included within an urban area. Whatever is not urban is considered rural."[2] Typical rural areas have a low population density and small settlements. Agricultural areas are commonly rural, as are other types of areas such as forest
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William The Conqueror
William I[a] (c. 1028[1] – 9 September 1087), usually known as William the Conqueror
William the Conqueror
and sometimes William the Bastard,[2][b] was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. A descendant of Rollo, he was Duke
Duke
of Normandy
Normandy
(as William II) from 1035 onward. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his hold on Normandy
Normandy
was secure, and he launched the Norman conquest of England
Norman conquest of England
six years later. The rest of his life was marked by struggles to consolidate his hold over England and his continental lands and by difficulties with his eldest son. William was the son of the unmarried Robert I, Duke
Duke
of Normandy, by Robert's mistress Herleva
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Geoffrey De Mandeville (11th Century)
Mandeville may refer to:Contents1 People 2 Geoffrey de Mandeville descendants 3 Places3.1 England 3.2 United States 3.3 Elsewhere4 Other uses 5 See alsoPeople[edit] Bernard Mandeville
Bernard Mandeville
(1670–1733), Dutch-English philosopher,
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Joseph Damer (1676–1737)
Joseph Damer (1676–1737), of Dorchester, Dorset, was an English politician. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Dorchester 1722 to 1727.[1] References[edit]^ "DAMER, Joseph (1676-1737), of Dorchester, Dorset. History of Parliament Online". historyofparliamentonline.org. Retrieved 2017-01-14. This article about a Member of the Parliament of Great Britain (1707–1800) representing an English constituency is a stub
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Earl Of Dorchester
Earl of Dorchester, in the County of Dorset, was a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1792 for Joseph Damer, 1st Baron Milton. He was a politician but is best remembered for the reshaping of Milton Abbey
Milton Abbey
and the creation of the village of Milton Abbas in Dorset. Damer had already been created Baron Milton, of Shronehill in the County of Tipperary, in the Peerage of Ireland, in 1753 and Baron Milton, of Milton Abbey
Milton Abbey
in the County of Dorset, in the Peerage of Great Britain, in 1762. In 1792 he was made Viscount Milton, of Milton Abbey
Milton Abbey
in the County of Dorset, at the same time he was given the earldom. He was succeeded by his elder son. The second earl was a politician and notably served as Chief Secretary for Ireland between 1794 and 1795
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Hertford House
The Wallace Collection is an art collection in London open to the public, housed at Hertford House in Manchester Square, the former townhouse of the Seymour family, Marquesses of Hertford. It comprises an extensive collection of fine and decorative arts from the 15th to the 19th centuries with important holdings of French 18th-century paintings, furniture, arms and armour, porcelain and Old Master paintings arranged into 30 galleries. It was established in 1897 from the private collection mainly created by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford (1800–1870), who left both it and the house to his illegitimate son Sir Richard Wallace (1818–1890), whose widow bequeathed the entire collection to the nation. The collection opened to permanent public view in 1900 in Hertford House, and remains there to this day
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Francis Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess Of Hertford
Francis Charles Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford
Marquess of Hertford
KG, GCH PC (11 March 1777 – 1 March 1842), styled Viscount Beauchamp between 1793 and 1794 and Earl of Yarmouth between 1794 and 1822, was a British Tory politician and art collector.Contents1 Background 2 Political career 3 Cricket 4 Family 5 Legacy 6 References 7 External linksBackground[edit] Seymour-Conway was the son of Francis Seymour-Conway, 2nd Marquess of Hertford, by his second wife Isabella Anne Ingram, daughter of Charles Ingram, 9th Viscount of Irvine. Political career[edit] Lord Yarmouth sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Orford from 1797 to 1802,[1] for Lisburn from 1802 to 1812,[2] for Antrim from 1812 to 1818[3] and for Camelford from 1820 to 1822.[4] In March 1812 he was sworn of the Privy Council[5] and appointed Vice-Chamberlain of the Household under Spencer Perceval
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Villa Farnese
The Villa
Villa
Farnese, also known as Villa
Villa
Caprarola, is a mansion in the town of Caprarola
Caprarola
in the province of Viterbo, Northern Lazio, Italy, approximately 50 kilometres north-west of Rome. This villa should not be confused with the Palazzo Farnese
Palazzo Farnese
and the Villa
Villa
Farnesina, both in Rome. A property of the Republic
Republic
of Italy, Villa
Villa
Farnese is run by the Polo Museale del Lazio. The Villa
Villa
Farnese is situated directly above the town of Caprarola
Caprarola
and dominates its surroundings. It is a massive Renaissance
Renaissance
and Mannerist construction, opening to the Monte Cimini, a range of densely wooded volcanic hills. It is built on a five-sided plan in reddish gold stone; buttresses support the upper floors
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Robert Stayner Holford
Robert Stayner Holford (1808–1892), of Westonbirt, in the village of Weston Birt,[1] co. Gloucestershire, MP for East Gloucestershire, was a wealthy landowner, gardening and landscaping enthusiast, and an art collector. With his vast wealth, he rebuilt Westonbirt House
Westonbirt House
from the Georgian mansion erected only decades earlier by his father, and founded the Westonbirt Arboretum
Westonbirt Arboretum
after succeeding his uncle and father between 1838 and 1839. His London
London
home was Dorchester House. Holford served as MP for East Gloucestershire from 1854 when he was elected in a by-election on 19 December on the death of the member Sir Michael Hicks Beach, 8th Baronet (d. 22 November 1854), and continued in that office for eighteen years
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British Broadcasting Corporation
The British Broadcasting
Broadcasting
Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
in Westminster, London
London
and it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation[3] and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees
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Dorchester (other)
Dorchester may refer to:Contents1 Geography1.1 England 1.2 Canada 1.3 United States2 Military 3 People 4 Religion 5 Structures 6 Other 7 See alsoGeography[edit] England[edit]Dorchester, Dorset, the county town of DorsetDorchester (UK Parliament constituency), a former parliamentary constituency in DorsetDorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, a villageCanada[edit]Dorchester, New Brunswick, shire town of Westmorland County Dorchester Parish, New Brunswick Dorchester, Ontario, a rural community in Middlesex County Dorchester (provincial electoral district), a former Quebec provincial electoral district Dorchester Boulevard, former name of part of René Lévesque Boulevard in MontrealUnited States[edit]Dorchester, Illinois Dorchester, Iowa Dorchester, Boston, MassachusettsDorchester Avenue (Boston)Dorchester, Nebraska Dorchester, New Hampshire Dorchester, South Carolina Dorchester, Texas Dorcheste
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Grosvenor House
Coordinates: 51°30′35.2″N 0°9′19.7″W / 51.509778°N 0.155472°W / 51.509778; -0.155472Grosvenor House, front screen viewed from Upper Grosvenor Street. The two pedimented archways either end of the screen are reproduced on the roof of the 1920s Grosvenor House Hotel
Grosvenor House Hotel
which now stands on the site. Grosvenor House
Grosvenor House
was one of the largest private townhouses situated on Park Lane in London. The house was the home of the Grosvenor family (better known as the Dukes of Westminster) for more than a century. Their original London
London
dwelling was on Millbank
Millbank
but, after the family had developed their Mayfair estates, they moved to Park Lane to build a house worthy of their wealth, status and influence in the 19th century. The house was requisitioned during the First World War, and later sold and demolished
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Grosvenor House Hotel
Coordinates: 51°30′35.2″N 0°9′19.7″W / 51.509778°N 0.155472°W / 51.509778; -0.155472Grosvenor HouseGrosvenor House, overlooking Park LaneLocation within Central LondonGeneral informationLocation London, EnglandCoordinates 51°30′35.2″N 0°9′19.7″W / 51.509778°N 0.155472°W / 51.509778; -0.155472Opened 1929Owner Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp.Management JW Marriott HotelsTechnical detailsFloor count 8Other informationNumber of rooms 420Number of suites 74Number of restaurants 2Parking YesWebsiteOfficial website Grosvenor House
Grosvenor House
is a luxury hotel that opened in 1929 in the Mayfair area of London, England
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