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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006

Wiltshire, England, was built from 1796 by William Beckford whose father, Alderman Beckford, had bought the ancient estate c.1736...

William Beckford

William Beckford  

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(1759–1844),a traveller and a man of great wealth, who spent large sums in the creation and decoration of Fonthill Abbey, a Gothic extravaganza, where he lived from 1796 until 1822. He is remembered ...

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