General Duff Case Study: Scotland

General Duff Case Study: Scotland

  Scotland By March 1784 Patrick had ‘been thinking ever since about buying Land, and if a Man can get a snug spot, with about…

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Shugborough Case Study: The Mansion House

Shugborough Case Study: The Mansion House

The most significant, and in many respects disastrous, event in Shugborough’s nineteenth-century history was the great sale of 1842, held to repay the considerable debts…

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Aske Hall Case Study: Was Sir Lawrence Dundas a ‘Nabob’?

Aske Hall Case Study: Was Sir Lawrence Dundas a ‘Nabob’?

Was Sir Lawrence a ‘Nabob’? In 1762 Lord Shelburne (1737-1805) informed Henry Fox (1705-1777) that Lawrence ‘Dundas, the Nabob of the North, writes me to…

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Aske Hall Case Study: ‘Nabob': The Chronology of a Concept

Aske Hall Case Study: ‘Nabob': The Chronology of a Concept

‘Nabob’: The Chronology of a Concept According to the Oxford English Dictionary the word ‘nabob’ appeared in the English language around 1612, a corruption of…

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Aske Hall, Yorkshire

Aske Hall, Yorkshire

The Dundas Property Empire and Nabob Taste Accommodating the East: Sir Lawrence Dundas as Nabob of the North? by Helen Clifford   Please note that…

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Swallowfield Park Case Study: A Collaborative Endeavour

Swallowfield Park Case Study: A Collaborative Endeavour

Since its development in the 1760s, the image of the nabob has figured in British caricature as a quintessentially possessive individual. The history of the…

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