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This module will introduce you to the history of British country houses and their families, using a thematic and multidisciplinary approach. The architectural history of the buildings will be considered, as well as the development and management of their gardens and estates. The way the people used the houses in the past will also be examined, especially their roles as family homes, places of employment, centres of economy and bases of political power. Changing attitudes towards the country house and the aristocracy will also be considered and their representations in art and literature assessed. The module will also encourage you to think about the modern functions of country houses and their families, especially their roles in the heritage industry and in contemporary rural society.Assessment is by coursework.

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British Country Houses and their families (6HY501) Academic Year 2021-2022 02/08/2022 14:18:13