Stourhead - near Mere, Wiltshire, England. The 1,072-hectare estate has gardens designed by Henry Hoare II laid out between 1741 and 1780 in a classical 18th-century design. As a collector of art – one of Henry's pieces was Nicolas Poussin's Aeneas at Delos, which is thought to have inspired the pictorial design of the gardens and passages telling of Aeneas's journey are quoted in the temples surrounding the lake. Many of the temples are inspired by scenes of the Grand Tour of Europe.
Penguin Paperbacks I collected these in the 1980's and 90's. I had over 400. Including no. 1 on the list. Ariel. But when my first little boy was born 5 years ago I sold them to make room for him. So sad. But that's life.
Anne Boleyn's gold book. Anne Boleyn purportedly handed this miniature book of psalms, which contain a portrait of Henry VIII, to one of her maids of honour when on the scaffold in 1536. This precious manuscript is owned by The British Library. #history #books