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Castle Howard in Time of War CANCELLED
Dr Christopher Ridgway, Castle Howard

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  • Tuesday 17 June 2014, 6.00PM to c. 8.45pm
  • £15
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Due to unforeseen circumstances this event is now cancelled.  Our apologies for any disappointment. 

While generations of Howard sons went to fight overseas the impact of war was often more powerfully felt at home. During the First and Second World Wars, for those left behind, this was a time of anxiety, uncertainty, and bereavement; this was an experience shared by staff and tenants, many of whom are commemorated on rolls of honour and war memorials in estate villages. Drawing on previously unknown letters and journals this talk illustrates how close-knit members of the family faced the adversity of war, and at one point how the very future of castle Howard was in the balance. The talk will be followed by exclusive access to archive private family archive material, a visit to the Duty Calls: Castle Howard in Time of War exhibition and wine and canapés in the Garden Hall.

Suitable for older teenagers upwards. Please arrive at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

Speaker biography:

Chris is a graduate of the University of York and has been curator at Castle Howard since 1985. He has lectured and published extensively on the history of Castle Howard and its collections, architecture and landscape. He is Chair of the Yorkshire Country house Partnership, a collaborative research project between the University of York and the country houses of Yorkshire. He us Visiting Research fellow at the University of York and Adjunct Professor attached to the Department of History at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He sits on the Lord Chancellor’s Forum on Historical Manuscripts and Research and his most recent publication is Duty calls, Castle Howard in Time of War (2014).

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event is now cancelled.  Our apologies for any disappointment. 

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