Splendid & Divine: The Derbyshire Country House
Historian and author Oliver Gerrish will explore some of the finest and historic houses in the picturesque county of Derbyshire.
From opulent palace-like houses such as Chatsworth where everything is designed to impress, to a medieval manor house par excellence, Haddon Hall, Derbyshire features magnificent treasure houses. Oliver will also illustrate peculiar houses such as the extraordinary time capsule that is Calke Abbey filled with stuffed birds and mammals, peeling wallpaper, and artifacts jumbled about as the owners left them.
He will talk about grand houses such as Kedleston, with a cool marble neoclassical front hall and sinuous gilded furniture in the drawing room and tell stories about many lesser-known and fabulous private homes. Throughout, Oliver will bring this fascinating county to life as he talks about one of the most beautiful regions in England