Did Stowe’s new type of politics lead young idealists to believe that Britannia could rule the waves?
Dr Oliver Cox’s annual spring talk on Sunday will explore the intriguing theory from the 18th Century.
He his a Fellow at Oxford University, created the Thames Valley Country House Partnership and regularly appears on BBC programmes as a an expert on Georgian Britain.
The talk starts at 8pm and costs £12.50. If you have an annual pass, tickets are £10.