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Three Great Families and their Gardens: A History of the Astors, the Rothschilds and the Sackville-Wests. Caroline Rayman Wednesday 05 September 2018

This is the story of 3 very different highly successful families: the Sackville-Wests - part of the establishment since the Conquest and 2 other families - the Astors and Rochschilds - wealthy immigrants who came to England in the 19th century.  The lecture covers the history of the families, their contribution to life in England and it celebrates the gardens that they created.


Caroline Rayman has lectured for many years to universities and art organisations in England and the United States and on cruise ships.  She was an official guide at the British Museum and has published articles on samplers.