David Cannadine

Fri 19 July 2019

The Country House: Past, Present, Future: Great Houses of the British Isles

In conversation with Dr Christopher Ridgway

From Brideshead to Downton Abbey, the country house is a subject of fantasy and curiosity, a rich resource to explore the history of great architecture, decoration and the lives of landowners and staff. Looking at houses such as Chatsworth, Knole, Blenheim and Chartwell, Sir David Cannadine, acclaimed historian and President of the British Academy, offers a particular insight into the last 40 years of the country house, in conversation with Dr Christopher Ridgway, curator of Castle Howard since 1984.