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Duke of Wellington's boots go on display for Battle of Waterloo anniversary

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Onslow Family Seat destroyed by Fire

This afternoon, the 18th century Clandon Park, seat of the Earls of Onslow [in Surrey] has been destroyed by fire.
Administered by the National Trust, the fire started in the basement, and swept through the house. Still ablaze it appears that little could be saved, the wonderful collections seem lost, and the house is unlikely to be rebuilt. Mercifully no-one died, but the Onslows and the nation have lost much tonight !

Clandon Park House in Surrey hit by major fire - BBC News
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The damage looks really bad from the photos,I really hope some items were salvaged from this dreadful blaze.

Clandon Park House hit by major blaze - Telegraph
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It's so sad when a piece of our history and heritage is destroyed. If possible I hope the National Trust will be able to restore it again.
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Update from the BBC:

Clandon Park House fire: Salvage operation under way - BBC News
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They might be able to restore the building. But all the interious, the period funiture, tapestries, pictures... It is such an awful loss of historic artefacts.
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Such devastation if anything survived that inferno it would be a miracle!
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Clandon Park House fire in Surrey destroys Victoria Crosses and priceless art | Daily Mail Online
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Onslow Family Seat destroyed by Fire

This afternoon, the 18th century Clandon Park, seat of the Earls of Onslow [in Surrey] has been destroyed by fire.
Administered by the National Trust, the fire started in the basement, and swept through the house. Still ablaze it appears that little could be saved, the wonderful collections seem lost, and the house is unlikely to be rebuilt. Mercifully no-one died, but the Onslows and the nation have lost much tonight !

Clandon Park House in Surrey hit by major fire - BBC News
It is very unfortunate that the fire claimed priceless art and the family portraits were lost. It is not surprising though that the fire started in the basement, often the most ignored part of a big building.
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Article in todays Irish Times on Henry Nicholas de la Poer Beresford, 9th Marquess of Waterford

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Earl of Durham sells up for £10m after family feud | Daily Mail Online
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What now for Clandon Park House? The fate of fire-hit stately homes - BBC News
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It would be a tremendous task to restore the Clandon Park House.
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I think it so sad that these are the things people travel to Britain to see, and yet the government it trying to tax the owners out of existence. Only through luck and their utter determination to keep their family seats are they still standing. Basically, ever two generations they are taxed about 150%.
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What people tend to forget too is that many of them are still the family's home, the place they live in, and out of spite or jealousy people often make cruel remarks. I do not know if the Earl and his family actually reside in the house, or if it is just open to the public, but it still has to be horrible for them. Like any family whose house has burned down, you don't wish it to happen to any of them.
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Blacked-up aristocrat crashes into lamppost while three times drink-drive limit - Telegraph
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An engagement ring that belonged to Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe has sold at auction for £167,000 - almost 14 times its estimated value.
The Duchess married George Innes-Ker, 9th Duke of Roxburghe, at Westminster Abbey in 1935 and Sotheby’s estimated her engagement ring would sell for between £8,000 and £12,000.
The Cartier diamond engagement ring was left to her nephew, the broadcaster Bamber Gascoigne, following her death last July aged 99.
Bamber Gascoigne nets £8.8m from selling off Duchess of Roxburghe's heirlooms | Daily Mail Online
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It is excellent news. Hopefully Mr Gascoigne will be able to restore the house and keep some cash for routine maintenance.
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Apsley House was the first Duke of Wellington’s London residence. The ninth Duke explains what the much-loved family house means to him.

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