The founding Duke was a childhood friend of Charles II until Buckingham's habits became too much for the King. Subsequent owners, all nobility and thus (always for the men, often for the women) all part of the power structure that ruled Britain. This fascinating account, by the present owner of the estate (now a hotel ) will keep you entertained and informed. It's a 4. A great read for the historically- or scandal-minded.
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