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Ickworth House

Ickworth's impressive Rotunda - a magnificent showcase commmissioned by the 4th…

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The death of Queen Elizabeth I

The death of Queen Elizabeth I., as imagined by artist, Paul Delaroche (1828). In March 1603 Elizabeth was described as being unwell and seemed depressed. She took up residence in one of her favourite palaces – Richmond – close to the River Thames. She refused to allow herself to be examined, and she refused take to her bed – standing for hours on end. As her condition deteriorated her ladies-in-waiting spread cushions on the floor, and Elizabeth eventually lay down on them.

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Manchester Tiara

The Manchester tiara of graduated flaming hearts and C scrolls, diamonds set in gold and silver (altho' the C scroll at each end is paste). Louis Cartier, Paris, 1903. Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester, was a prominent American heiress who married into the British nobility in 1876. The Duke of Portland recorded that she 'took Society completely by storm by her beauty, wit and vivacity and it was soon at her very pretty feet.'

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She can only hope never to live to old age: In her own words, Queen Victoria's unbearable grief after the death of Albert

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and her husband Prince Albert (1819-1861) of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel; later The Prince Consort). His death at 42 death led to the Queen's abandoning her public duties for three years as she mourned his passing.

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Four mounted figures riding white, red, black and pale coloured horses respectively, commonly identified as Pestilence (or Conquest), War, Famine, and Death, whose arrival heralds the end of the world. Vigilantes are a members of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority, typically because the legal agencies are thought to be inadequate.

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Rik Mayall's inheritance tax trap - and how to avoid it

By not writing a will, Rik Mayall has left his family facing potentially hefty death duties on his £1.2m estate. What would happen if you died?

Brogyntyn Hall - Shropshire has stood abandoned for 15 years, was owned by the Lord Harlech until 2000. Settled in the 1600s, the family was one of the great English dynasties. Unfortunately a string of tragedies including 2 Lords Harlech dying without wills, leaving massive death duties to be paid, saw the decline of the family fortunes and subsequent sale of the Hall. It was also used during the war by British Telecom as headquarters for communications for the spy network operating in…

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