Osterley Park and House Case Study

Osterley Park and House Case Study

This case study seeks to highlight Osterley Park’s East India Company (EIC) heritage and the role of EIC trade in the Indian Ocean in shaping…

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Case Study: Osterley Park and House

Case Study: Osterley Park and House

This case study seeks to highlight Osterley Park’s East India Company (EIC) heritage and the role of EIC trade in the Indian Ocean in shaping…

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William Rattray of Downie Park Case Study

William Rattray of Downie Park Case Study

This case study focuses on William Rattray (1752-1819) from Angus, who served in the East India Company Army. Almost none of his letters survive. However,…

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The attar casket of Tipu Sultan Case Study

The attar casket of Tipu Sultan Case Study

This intricately-decorated filigree casket is currently on display in the Addis Gallery of Islamic Art, located by the north entrance of the British Museum. Inside…

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Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire

Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire

This case study is an examination of Shugborough, Staffordshire, the seat of the Earl of Lichfield, which touches on some aspects of a larger research…

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Warfield Park, Berkshire

Warfield Park, Berkshire

Did the longings, which East India Company officials and their families bore for ‘home’, England and their country houses, mark the country house as an…

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Englefield House, Berkshire

Englefield House, Berkshire

The eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century history of Englefield House, particularly its connections with the East India Company in this period, remain largely hidden. There is…

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Swallowfield Park, Berkshire

Swallowfield Park, Berkshire

Swallowfield Park, Berkshire is an archetypal English country house. Yet the evolving biography of this family seat, like the history of so many quintessentially ‘English’…

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Valentines Mansion

Valentines Mansion

Georgina Green’s case study explores the history of a house (Valentines Mansion, Ilford – shown left), a ship (the Valentine, in its successive reincarnations) and a…

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