Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Lord Robert Sackville

The Royal Oak Foundation, Spalding Nix and Holland & Company are excited to welcome Lord Robert Sackville for a reception and signing of his book, Inheritance: The Story of Knole and the Sackvilles , Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 7:15PM following his lecture in the Holland & Company showroom.

Robert Sackville-West, the 7th Baron Sackville, will discuss the relationship of Knole, an English country house in Kent, England and his family who have lived there since 1604. He will explain how his family furnished and decorated the house, and how the house shaped them in their lives and relationships.

For more English history check out Downton Abbey on PBS Masterpiece written by Julian Fellowes. Downton Abbey is a British costume drama series which has become extremely popular and includes a cast let by Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Dan Stevens, Jim Carter, Elizabeth McGovern, Penelope Wilton and many other leading actors and actresses.

The show takes place in fictional Downton Abbey, the Yorkshire country house of the Earl and Countess of Grantham, and explores the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants beginning in 1912. Highclere Castle in Hampshire is the home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and is where Downton Abbey is filmed.