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Frances Houghton Great Britain

from BBC Sport

Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain eight win historic medal

Great Britain's women's eight won their first Olympic medal, taking silver in the rowing behind the United States. The crew of Katie Greves, Melanie Wilson, Frances Houghton, Polly Swann, Jessica Eddie, Olivia Carnegie-Brown, Karen Bennett and Zoe Lee held off Romania on the line.


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Built by Great Britain‘s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton was passed to the Cholmondeley family through marriage at the end of the eighteenth century.

from the Guardian

More than 70 great paintings return to home of Britain's first prime minister

Houghton Hall's Common Parlour

from V and A Collections


"This double-breasted coat demonstrates the exaggerated style of the late 1790s. It has a very high turned-down collar and large revers (lapels). The coat is now cut straight across in front and, following the example of women’s dress, the waistline is several inches above the natural level. The double-breasted style in both coats and waistcoats was a fashion that began in the 1780s."