Tagged: Victorians

Could you be a Butler?

Posted:
17 April 2017
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
Your Stories

Butlers were key members of Victorian households, often dedicating their lives to the service of their masters. Do you think you're up to the task of leading a Victorian staff? Here are some things you should know before you undertake the role. Be smart and polite A successful butler will have a...

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To Conserve or Restore, that is the question…

Brodworth Hall in the 1990s (left © John Critchley, right © Historic England Archive)
Posted:
28 March 2017
Posted By:
Bethany L Ronksley
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

If you visit Brodsworth Hall and Gardens today you will see beautifully manicured pleasure gardens and a lovingly preserved country house. But this was not always the case. When we first took over the care of this historic place, we faced a quandary.  Brodsworth Hall and Gardens in South York...

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Why are Daffodils yellow?

February Gold daffodils at Witley Court
Posted:
6 March 2017
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered

Daffodils are an unmistakable sign of springtime in our gardens, and with their yellow petals and large trumpets, they’re easy to spot. Or should that be small trumpets and white petals? There are tall ones, tiny ones – even pink ones? How did we get so many different varieties? Daffodils a...

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