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THE EARLY MONTAGUS OF BOUGHTON: THE DAWN OF A DYNASTY 6 ;
The 1st Sir Edward Montagu ;
The 2nd Sir Edward Montagu ;
Edward, 1st Lord Montagu ;
Edward, 2nd Lord Montagu ;
The Hon. Edward Montagu and Elizabeth, Lady Harvey ;

THE DUKES OF MONTAGU: POWER AND INFLUENCE ;
Ralph, 1st Duke of Montagu ;
John, 2nd Duke of Montagu ;
Lady Mary Montagu, Duchess of Montagu, and George, 3rd Duke of Montagu ;
John, Marquis of Montherme ;

THE SCOTTISH CONNECTION ;
Lady Elizabeth Montagu marries Henry, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch ;
Boughton reawakens ;
The family album ;

THE GRAND TOUR ;
THE NORTH FRONT: DUKE RALPH'S VISION ;
The Staircase Hall, the State Rooms, the Northwest Pavilion, the ‘Unfinished Wing’ ;

THE TUDOR MANOR: THE HEART OF THE HOUSE ;
The Great Hall, the Egyptian Hall and the Little Hall ;

THE WEST FRONT: DUKE JOHN'S LEGACY ;
The Loggia, the Boudoir and the Boudoir Lobby, the South Passage, the Morning Room, the Rainbow Room, the Drawing Room, the Library, the Flower Gallery and the Nursery ;

THE SOUTH SIDE: THE QUIET CORNER ;
The White Drawing Room, the Chinese Staircase, the Audit Room and the Sèvres porcelain collection ;

BEHIND THE SCENES: THE WORKING HOUSE ;
The Old Kitchen, the Armoury, the Attics, the Dower House and Stables ;

THE ARCHIVES ;
The Montagu Music Collection ;
The Huguenots at Boughton ;

BEYOND THE HOUSE ;
The Boughton landscape ;
The Montagu Monuments ;
Timeline and bibliography

About the Author

Richard, 10th Duke of Buccleuch and 12th Duke of Queensberry, is responsible for his family’s historic art collections and houses, including Drumlanrig Castle and Bowhill in Scotland and Boughton House in Northamptonshire. Author of books about each of them, he works widely in the heritage field and was for ten years President of the National Trust for Scotland. He is currently a trustee of the Royal Collection Trust and President of the Georgian Group.

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"Boughton is not as well known as other British great houses. Typically described as having an illustrious history stretching back to the Tudors, Boughton's heavily French character--mansard roofs and dormer windows--has more in common, perhaps, with Versailles than a stately English pile. Buccleuch (Richard, Duke of Buccleuch) is Boughton's owner, and he has produced similar volumes on his other properties, Drumlanrig and Bowhill, both in Scotland. The present book is sumptuous, including beautiful color illustrations of the house and grounds and the building's numerous artistic treasures. But the text supplementing the visuals is brief. The first section surveys the duke's family, distinguished certainly, but not as historically significant as, say, the Cecil or Churchill clans. Following this is a visual tour of the state rooms, the great hall, the kitchen, armory, stables, and even the attics--all of which show off this lovely house to great advantage. But the supplementary material--information on Boughton's historic documents collection, an index of artists associated with the estate, and a general index--is minimal and does not include a bibliography. This attractive book will be of most interest to English country house enthusiasts and specialists of British architecture and art.

Summing Up: Optional. Researchers, faculty, general readers."--W. S. Rodner, emeritus, Tidewater Community College "CHOICE, May 2023 Vol. 60 No. 9"

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