First built in the 1630s, writes Leonard W. Cowie, Leicester House became the London home of three eighteenth-century Princes of Wales.
On the Neva in 1740, writes Mina Curtiss, Peter the Great’s niece constructed a winter palace.
Leonard W. Cowie traces six centuries in the history of a former London barrier.
Andrew Higgott surveys the contested legacy of modern architecture in Britain from the first machine age to the dawn of the digital.
Eighteenth-century men of taste had begun to build themselves mock-medieval houses. Tudor Edwards writes how their descendants carried on the vogue by constructing a series of impressive castles.