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Treasure Houses of Britain

Season 1
2011ALL
Join Selina Scott as she discovers the astonishing affluence and fascinating stories behind England's Burghley House, Chatsworth, Blenheim Palace, Holkham Hall, and Boughton House.
Starring
Selina Scott (Host)
Genres
DocumentarySpecial Interest
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Burghley House
    June 18, 2011
    47min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Considered England's greatest Elizabethan House, Burghley was begun in the 1500s by the queen's Lord High Treasurer. Among its finest pieces are the pietra dura cabinet, a gift from the Medici family and a specially lowered bed for Queen Victoria.
  2. 2. Chatsworth
    June 25, 2011
    46min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Cavendish family, eager supporters of William III and the Glorious Revolution, built a suite of royal apartments at Chatsworth, anticipating the king's visit. However, the king never arrived.
  3. 3. Blenheim Palace
    July 2, 2011
    47min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Blenheim Palace is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, created by an act of Parliament as a gift to the Duke of Marlborough. It is also the birthplace of Winston Churchill.
  4. 4. Holkham Hall
    July 9, 2011
    46min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Thomas Coke created Holkham Hall after returning from a grand tour of Europe. He had fallen in love with Italy and brought back as much of it as he could, which is now on display as well as a most dramatic entranceway.
  5. 5. Boughton House
    July 16, 2011
    45min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Boughton has been called the English Versailles. It was inherited by Ralph Montagu, Britain's former ambassador to France in 1683, who filled the house's rooms with French treasures.

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Directors
Alastair Layzell
Producers
Alastair Layzell
Network
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