Tag Archives: Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill forever

Strawberry Hill, the last time I passed it, was covered with scaffolding, and although it is now open to the public it still has many of the trappings of a building site. Horace Walpole was a little, shall we say, … Continue reading

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Horace Walpole & Strawberry Hill

Horace Walpole was the youngest son of Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of Britain, and was educated at Eton and Cambridge; he went on the Grand Tour with Thomas Gray the poet, but had a disagreement and parted … Continue reading

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