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This programme examines the ruins of the Earl of Stratford's enormous construction, Jigginstown in Ireland, as well as building work done by the Earl of Pembroke at Wilton, Nicholas Fouquet at Vaux...-le-Vicomte, the Earl of Montagu at Boughton House and the Earl of Nottingham at Burley on the Hill. The programme shows that even in an a ruined state, house can reveal a surprising amount about the political power and ambition of their builders.
Metadata describing this Open University video programme
Module code and title: A220, "Princes and peoples: France and the British Isles, 1620-1714"
Item code: A220; 02
First transmission date: 27-05-1995
Published: 1995
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Duration: 00:24:02
Note: Loan copy available on compilation video A220/1,2,3,4
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Producer: Nick Levinson
Contributors: Alexander John; Jennie Linden; Nick Rowling
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Architecture; Boughton House; Burley on the Hill; Jigginstown; King and Politics; Power and Ambition; Vaux-le-Vicomte
Subject terms: Architecture and society; Architecture--Psychological aspects; Europe --Politics and government
Master spool number: DOU7399
Production number: FOUA406D
Videofinder number: 5044
Available to public: no