Twilight tour tells of rise and fall of Stowe

The Marquess of Buckingham
The Marquess of Buckingham
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Discover the rise and fall of one of the most notable political dynasties of the 18th century at the next Twilight Tour of Stowe House on Sunday, entitled The Rise And Fall Of Stowe.

See the beautiful State Rooms and learn about the family behind the façade from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Find out about the personalities who were responsible for creating this symbol of power in an evening of history and intrigue within Stowe’s fabulous surroundings.

Tickets cost £10 including wine and canapés and pre-booking is essential.

Call 01280 818002 to book or see www.stowehouse.org for more information.

November’s Twilight Tour, called Parties, Politics and Petticoats: Eighteenth-Century Life For The Ladies Of Stowe, is on Sunday, November17.

Relive life as it was for the ladies of the house and their contemporaries in the 18th century.

During time of the Marquess and Marchioness of Buckingham, Stowe House enjoyed a reputation as the ultimate party palace and was at the sparkling peak of its splendours, hosting and entertaining the celebrities of the day along with European royalty.

As you tour the house, your guide will delve into the history of the times and explore the broader context of life for women in this country.

You will also discover what it was like to be mistress of one of the most majestic English houses of the period and one of the finest examples of an 18th-century estate in Europe.

On Sunday, December 15, A Festive Winter’s Evening with Meriel Dickinson and Brackley Chamber Music Club promises an atmospheric evening of chamber music and festive readings in the grand State Music Room.

Tickets £12.50 including festive refreshments.

Pre-booking is essential as this event has sold out in previous years.